Big Ibrox Sleep Out

Event Date: Fri 15th November 2019

Our Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are back for 2019, giving fans the opportunity to sleep outside overnight in our iconic Stadium and support the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter, as well as other important projects in our city.

If you can handle spending a cold winter’s night at Ibrox Stadium with just a sleeping bag for warmth, then sign up now and help some very special causes!

This year’s Sleep Outs will be held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November and aim to highlight the issue of homelessness as well as raise vital funds. 

They follow on from previous hugely successful events that have done so much for homeless people in our city, raising an incredible £175,000 for homeless projects over the last four years.

Sleep Out participants will spend the night at Ibrox either on the technical area pitch-side or in the stand (under cover) if the weather is wet and will get a small glimpse of the nightly conditions experienced by people in our city who are street homeless.

For the fourth year running, the Foundation is delighted to announce that Rangers kit sponsor 32Red has pledged its generous support to the Foundation and to every fan taking part in the Sleep Outs.

32Red will continue to 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.

This season we’re again supporting Glasgow City Mission via the Sleep Outs, a cause close to the hearts of our fans who have been incredible in their support for this charity over the last 4 years. Once again, the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter will benefit from the generosity of fans, staying open throughout the month of March next year, when it is still very cold, when it would otherwise have to close.

Half of the funds raised from this year’s Sleep Outs will go towards the March costs for the night shelter, which provides a safe, warm place to sleep for those who would otherwise be rough sleeping, along with additional support and advice.  

The remaining funds will support the Foundation’s life-changing work in the community, including our Christmas initiatives with vulnerable young and old people in the local area, the expansion of our amazing Dream Fund experiences and assistance for important causes such as the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Glasgow City Mission Fundraising Manager, Jack Geddes, said: “Glasgow City Mission are delighted to once again partner with the Rangers Charity Foundation. The Big Sleep Outs have helped raise awareness of the most disadvantaged in our city and, of course, raised very significant funds that allow the Mission to extend the opening of the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter for an extra month.

“The incredible support of the Rangers' fans through the Big Sleep Outs has literally saved lives. We look forward to meeting you in November and thanking you in person as we all work towards transforming lives in Glasgow.”

Fans taking part in the Sleep Out will be asked to bring along warm clothing and a sleeping bag and the Foundation will provide a ground covering, hot soup and beverages and a hot breakfast in the morning.

Every participant is asked to raise a minimum of £100 to take part in 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.

Help us be a force for good in our city and sign up here to take part, or call the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or e-mail rangerscharity@rangers.co.uk for further information.

A registration fee of £20 per person is applicable and the minimum age for participants is 16.

To find out more about our work with Glasgow City Mission, visit our partnership page here.

Tags: Sleep outs / Ibrox / Glasgow City mission / homelessness / winter night shelter