The Sleepout 2016

 

PROJECT 58:7 (CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BASILDON)

 

SPONSORED SLEEP-OUT/IN

The sponsored sleep in/out took place the first Friday in Dcember. There was a very good response and money is being raised and collected at the moment. We’ll let you know how much was collected in due course.

 

Friday 2nd /Saturday 3rd December 2016 10pm – 8am inc. breakfast

In the grounds of Trinity Methodist Church,

Clay Hill Rd/Bardfield, Basildon SS16 4NN

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE 7TH SLEEP-OUT IN BASILDON TO HELP THOSE IN NEED

 

Who can take part?

Anyone over 18. If you are still at secondary school/college, you can take part provided you are accompanied by one responsible adult for each Under 18s and have parental consent. Please bring along the completed form overleaf which your parent/guardian should sign.

However you must not participate against medical advice or if you are not in good health.

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What to do before Friday 2nd  December

Decide if you are going to sleep out/in or to sponsor the bravest amongst us, or both! Recruit others

to join in …..Take your sponsorship form and find relatives, friends, work colleagues, church members to sponsor you. Photocopy any more forms needed. Ask people to sponsor you per hour (10 hours inc. breakfast) or one lump sum for the whole night. Some might be prepared to give you money up front, which saves time collecting later on!  Please check all tax payers sign the Gift Aid column and they must provide full address including postcode in order for us to claim on their sponsorship.  We can then claim 25p for each £1 donated under Gift Aid.  Donations can be made in cash or by cheque payable to (NB. new a/c name) Churches Together in Basildon (Project. 58:7) Charity No. 267593 – some firms will match fund what an employee has raised.

 

For some in Basildon, a sleeping bag is home. Whatever the weather this is what many experience every night. Money given in sponsorship provides Basildon Rough Sleepers and those in need with hot meals 3 times a week throughout the year, sleeping bags, warm clothes etc – we hope some of our regular guests will be taking part in the sleep-out for the night. The 2015 Sleep-Out raised £6,849.74 including the Gift Aid claim. The Mayor of Basildon, Cllr Mo Larkin, made a donation of £4,000 to Project 58:7 as one of her charities in 2011/12.

 

Getting there

We are most grateful to Trinity Methodist Church for their kind hospitality for the 5th year, for which we make a donation towards running costs. We have access to the small hall for registration from 10pm- please do not arrive any earlier than 10pm as there is usually a booking taking place. The Church is near Timberlog Lane in Vange on the corner of Clay Hill Rd/Bardfield; there is parking in front of the Church. There will be lifts from the Bell Tower, St Martin’s Square from 10pm.

 

Those planning to sleep-out all night either out/inside, please leave a message in advance for Phyl McLaren on 07970 096319 email phylmclaren@btinternet.com or Derek Turner on 01268 544627 email derekturner2@blueyonder.co.uk or Revd Esther on 01268 522455 email emccafferty@talk21.com so we know to expect you on the night and have a better idea of catering numbers.

 

What to bring

…….Bring your completed REGISTRATION FORM to hand in when you arrive on Friday night, and your SPONSORSHIP FORM(s) so that your attendance can be authorised on the form to show to your sponsors. It would be helpful if you could add up your sponsorship total, so we have an

approximate idea of the total promised by the end of the Sleep-out night. You are welcome to

continue to collect sponsorship after the Sleep-Out too of course!

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It is vital that you come well prepared for the elements by bringing a survival bag or plastic sheeting that goes both under and over you, together with a sleeping bag, duvet or blankets. Ask around to borrow rather than buy new.   You may find a large bit of cardboard handy to bring with you

(we will also have a supply). Wear warm outdoor clothing, hats, gloves; bring waterproofs in case.

 

Please do not bring tents, lilos, mattresses footballs, valuables, radio/DC/MP3 players, drugs or alcohol ………….

 

Registration and what happens on the night

Please register in the small hall between 10pm and 11pm. Hot drinks, food and good company will be on hand. Those being sponsored will sleep outside in the enclosed church garden, reached through the back door to the small hall. We shall need to watch noise levels outside because of the close proximity of neighbours.   You are welcome to sleep on the floor indoors if you would prefer to do so (no heat or cosiness!), or to come inside to sleep at any time during the night. There will be two people on patrol at all times to provide security. The toilets in the small hall will be open all night. Someone trained in First Aid will also be available throughout.

 

What happens in the morning

From 7.30am a cooked breakfast will be available in the small hall, and you will receive a Certificate of Achievement for being part of the Sleep-Out/Sleep In. Please remove all cardboard and kit that you brought with you, and help to leave the garden, church hall and car park tidy.

 

After Saturday 3rd December –

Please collect your sponsorship money in asap. If you have people who have signed the GIFT AID

column on your sponsorship form, we shall need your complete form returned when you have finished your collection. Please check you have full address AND postcode for EACH Gift Aid donor; we have lost out on a lost of money because this information has been missing!.  When you are ready, send a cheque payable to (new a/c nme) Churches Together in Basildon (Project. 58:7)to Revd Esther McCafferty, The Rectory, St Martin’s Square, Basildon SS14 1DX. Alternatively put cash/cheques in an envelope clearly labeled “Project 59:7” and put through the letter box at The Rectory at the above address. We would appreciate prompt payment.

 

If you have any questions at all, please contact your minister or Phyl McLaren on 07970 096319 email phylmclaren@btinternet.com or Derek Turner on 01268 544627 email derekturner2@blueyonder.co.uk or Revd Esther on 01268 522455 email emccafferty@talk21.com

 

THANK YOU very much indeed for taking part in this sponsored sleep-out. We know that our rough sleepers and the needy in Basildon really do appreciate all our efforts: “Thank you for all that you do for us. It’s only the churches who do this and care for us”.

 

PROJECT 58:7 (CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BASILDON)

SPONSORED SLEEP-OUT/IN

REGISTRATION FORM & UNDER 18s PARENTAL CONSENT FORM

 

Friday 2nd/Saturday 3rd December 2016 10pm – 8am inc. breakfast

In the grounds of Trinity Methodist Church, Clay Hill Rd/Bardfield, Basildon SS16 4NN

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE 7TH SLEEP-OUT IN BASILDON TO HELP THOSE IN NEED

Please complete this Registration Form and, if applicable, the under 18s Parental Consent Form

to hand in at the Church on the night

**NB You must not participate against medical advice or if you are not in good health**

 

YOUR NAME (caps)
 

ADDRESS (Caps)

(if applicable)

 

EMAIL ADDRESS FOR FUTURE

CONTACT RE. SLEEP-OUT

NAME OF YOUR CHURCH

(if applicable)

YOUR TEL NO.
TEL NO. FOR NEXT OF KIN,

PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR

EMERGENCY CONTACT ONLY

 

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIP TO YOU

ANY SPONSORSHIP MONEY

PROMISED? IF SO, HOW MUCH

APPROX?

 

When all money collected in, we will need your sponsorship

form with full address & postcode of each Gift Aid donor, in order to process the claim

 

PLEASE CIRCLE WHICH APPLIES

 

18 OR OVER                                 UNDER 18

MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR

NEEDS

FOR UNDER 18s, TREATMENT

REQ’D & KNOWN ALLERGIES

 

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN:   I give my permission for my son/daughter to attend the sponsored Sleep-out to be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Clay Hill Rd/Bardfield, Basildon.  I undertake to inform the Sleep-out Committee if the young person named above or any member of their family, or other person with whom they have close contact, is known to have or contracts any infectious disease.

If, during the course of the Sleep-out, it becomes necessary for the young person named above to receive emergency medical treatment, including the use of anaesthetics, and I cannot be contacted, I authorize (please PRINT NAME clearly)…………………………………………. ……………. to sign the documentation required by the medical authorities.

 

Signature of Parent/Guardian: ………………………………………………………….

 

NAME (please print) …………………………………………………………………….

Revd Esther McCafferty, Phyl McLaren and Derek Turner

On behalf of the organising group

 

 

Extra copies of

REGISTRATION FORM & UNDER 18s PARENTAL CONSENT FORM,

SPONSORSHIP FORM & GIFT AID DECLARATION,

and SLEEP-OUT POSTER**

can be photocopied or downloaded from www.stmartinsbasildon.co.uk

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BASILDON – PROJECT 58:7

SPONSORSHIP FORM & GIFT AID DECLARATION FORM

FOR SPONSORED SLEEP-OUT/IN

 

Friday 2nd/Saturday 3rd December 2016 10pm – 8am inc. breakfast

In the grounds of Trinity Methodist Church, Clay Hill Rd/Bardfield, Basildon SS16 4NN

Sponsor form.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE 7TH SLEEP-OUT IN BASILDON TO HELP ROUGH SLEEPERS AND THOSE IN NEED

“For some in Basildon, a sleeping bag is home”

 

Will you help by sponsoring someone sleeping out per hour eg. 10pm – 8am inc. breakfast or one lump sum for the whole night?

Donations can be made in cash or by cheque, payable to Churches Together in Basildon (Project. 58:7) Charity No. 267593.

If you pay tax, please sign the Gift Aid column, providing the charity with your full address and post code. Photocopy more forms if needed.

 

NAME OF PERSON SPONSORED ………………………………………HOUSE NO. & POSTCODE …………………………………………………………

 

SPONSOR’s NAME (caps) HOUSE NO./NAME & POSTCODE (Caps)

TOTAL

SPONSORED

DATE GIVEN SIGNATURE

FOR GIFT AID

 

 

  

 

 
 

SPONSOR’s NAME (caps)

 

HOME ADDRESS AND POST CODE (caps)

 

£ PER HOUR

OR TOTAL

 

DATE GIVEN

 

SIGNATURE

FOR GIFT AID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ht between 2nd  and the 3rd December 2106.