Big Ibrox Sleep Outs Selling Out Fast
Fri 1st September 2017
Amazing uptake of our Big Ibrox Sleep Outs means that there are now only spaces available on Thursday 30 November with all places on Friday 1 December sold out.
Both nights follow exactly the same format with participants spending the night at Ibrox either on the technical area pitch-side or in the stand (under cover) if the weather is wet.
If you can handle spending a cold winter’s night at Ibrox Stadium with just a sleeping bag for warmth, then sign up now while places are still remaining for our Thursday night event. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The nights aim to give those taking part a small glimpse of the nightly conditions experienced by people who are street homeless while raising money for projects which tackle homelessness in our city.
This season we’re supporting two important projects tackling homelessness with Glasgow City Mission and Simon Community Scotland, with proceeds from the Sleep Outs being split three ways between these charities and the Foundation’s work in the community.
Simon Community Scotland will put its share of the proceeds towards its new Street Cycles project - an outreach service staffed by volunteers on bicycles.
The project hopes to support 1,300 people who are sleeping rough in its first year reaching out to the growing number of men and women sleeping rough out with the city centre, particularly in the south and west of Glasgow.
Glasgow City Mission will reveal details of a new project that it will be using its share of the proceeds for shortly and the Foundation will update supporters in due course.
For the second year running, Rangers kit sponsor 32Red has pledged its generous support to the Foundation and to every fan taking part in the Sleep Outs.
The online betting company will once again kick-start every participant’s fundraising by donating their first £10 of sponsorship and will sponsor the fantastic hot breakfast provided for everyone in the morning after the event.
32Red Chief Commercial Officer Matt Booth said: “At 32Red we are very proud of our association with the Rangers Charity Foundation and the success of last year’s Big Ibrox Sleep Out event. We are once again delighted to continue our support to raise money for the Foundation and their charity partners.”
Fans taking part in the Sleep Out are asked to bring along warm clothing and a sleeping bag. The Foundation will provide a ground covering, hot soup and beverages and a hot breakfast in the morning.
Doors open from 8.30pm on the Thursday night and guests can leave from 6am on the Friday morning. Breakfast will be served around 6.45am for those who are able to stay longer.
Every participant is asked to raise a minimum of £100 to join the Big Sleep Out and by doing so will also become a True Blue Hero and be invited to a special reception to receive a True Blue Hero medal from a Rangers first team player next year.
To find out more about the Big Ibrox Sleep Out or to sign up to take part contact the Foundation now on 0141 580 8775. Alternatively, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or please download a registration form here fill it out and return to us. Participants must be 16 years of age or older and a registration fee of £20 per person is applicable.