Big Sleep Out - 7th December

Trafalgar Square, England

Top 25 Individual Fundraisers
1 Louise Casey £62,787
2 Iain Dale £34,050
3 Graeme Watt £31,565
4 Dipan Shah £26,958
5 Ros Morgan £19,708
6 Jack McConnell £16,251
7 Nick Owen £11,666
8 Richard Houston £10,899
9 Stuart Fenton £9,389
10 Alison Rose £9,144
11 Angela Whitty £8,701
12 David Craig £8,473
13 Chris Reeve £6,719
14 Simon Davis £6,243
15 Simon Hardy £6,233
16 James Bardrick £6,204
17 Federico Ceresole £6,196
18 Mike Thiedke £6,044
19 Jamie Campbell-Harris £5,891
20 Aidan Groom £5,487
21 Mark Armstrong £5,449
22 Sarah Shields £5,334
23 Julie Etchingham £5,251
24 Dimple Agarwal £5,120
25 Oliver Pawle £4,742

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Top 25 Team Fundraisers
1 #CARE £117,430
2 Deloitte London £106,016
3 PWC £62,171
4 Freshfields London £34,039
5 Centerview Partners London Team £33,414
6 Heart of London Business Alliance £33,030
7 RBS / NatWest Markets / Coutts / Adam and Co £31,906
8 Clifford Chance £25,804
9 Jacobs - London - Trafalgar Square £15,167
10 ARUP London - Trafalgar Square £11,509
11 Ashurst £11,188
12 Accenture Cloud First London £10,118
13 Deutsche Bank FIG team £9,774
14 Arup London Trafalgar Square £7,459
15 M&G Plc £7,423
16 LGT Vestra Team £7,050
17 Lambeth Council £6,445
18 Unilever London £6,015
19 Team Mullins £5,908
20 ECOVIS London Foundation £5,625
22 News UK £5,166
23 Multi-Faith Leaders Group £5,133
24 LOKI for a better future £5,071
25 Mastercard UK £4,755

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The London event will be taking place at Trafalgar Square on the 7th December 2019. 100% of the funds raised from this event will go towards registered charities helping homeless and displaced people.

The on-stage performances include a bedtime story read by Dame Helen Mirren along with very special acoustic sets from Travis and Tom Walker among others. 

If you would like to get in touch regarding the London event, please email us at [email protected] 


will support the local organisations listed below.


will go towards supporting people displaced internationally.

Local Charity Beneficiaries

  • Thames Reach

    Thames Reach mission is to ensure that the users of its services find and sustain a decent home, develop supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is of a society where nobody need sleep rough on the streets.

    Thames Reach supports homeless and formerly homeless people and others who, although they have not been homeless in the past, require assistance and interventions to avoid rough sleeping and sustain themselves in accommodation and to improve the quality of their life.

  • Depaul

    No person should have to sleep rough or stay in an unsafe place.

    Depaul UK works in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, working to prevent homelessness and provide support to vulnerable young people at every step of their journey. From emergency accommodation to longer-term housing and outreach services in the community, we provide immediate solutions for 16 to 25 year olds at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of people affected by it. We believe in a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields

    We help thousands of people a year recover from the trauma of homelessness.
    Located in the heart of central London, we work around the clock to provide immediate relief from homelessness and long-term support leading to housing, work and independence. Across the UK, we support homeless and vulnerably housed people through small-sum, rapid response grants to access accommodation or prevent loss of accommodation.

  • The Big Issue Foundation

    We support Big Issue vendors to achieve financial stability through their magazine sales whilst helping them to overcome longstanding social disadvantages previously holding them back. All our beneficiaries are Big Issue vendors that buy magazines for £1.25 with their own money from official distribution points and sell them for £2.50 on a designated pitch.

    Our vision is to create opportunities that will end poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors and our mission is to connect Big Issue vendors to the vital support and specialist services that enable them to rebuild their lives and determine their own pathways to a better future. We currently support over 1,240 Big Issue vendors every year across London, the South Coast, Oxfordshire, the Midlands and the South West.


  • Event Location

    Trafalgar Square, London

    Main entrance via Pall Mall East

  • Event Open Time

    17:30 (5.30pm)


    Doors CLOSE 20:00 (8pm - No admittance after this time)

  • Show Starts

    18:00 (6pm)

  • How do I get there?

    The closest Overground and Underground station is Charing Cross Station

    Other tube stations nearby include Westminster, Leicester Square and Embankment

    Night tube runs all night (Jubilee & Northern Lines)

    First trains depart Charing Cross c. 07:30am Sunday 8th December

  • Who can attend?

    Only participants who have pre-registered and raised sponsorship may attend with the ticket issued in their name. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit anyone without a ticket who hasn’t registered, and it is not possible for participants to bring guests with them.

  • When will I receive my ticket?

    You will receive your email ticket by 5th December 2019

  • Can I leave and re-enter the Sleep Out?

    There is no re-entry upon leaving the event

  • Will bags be checked?

    Yes - each patron will be subject to a full bag search on arrival

  • What is the arrival procedure?

    Ticket check

    Bag Search

    Wristband issues

    Grab a bivvy bag. The bivvy bag is a big orange survival bag for storing your bag in during the concert so it doesn’t get wet and for sleeping in during the night.

    Directed to concert viewing and sleep zones.

  • What is provided on site?


    Free hot drinks throughout the whole event. Free hot drinks can be found in the Impact Village Welfare tent where you can also meet some of the partner charities we work with.

    Warming stations

    A range of food trucks where you can buy hot, tasty street food

    Medical & welfare services for if you feel unwell

    Overnight Security

  • What are the age restrictions?

    The event is open to participants over 16 only. Those aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a guardian aged over 21. Those aged 18+ do not need to be accompanied.

  • What if I need extra assistance to access?

    There will be an accessible entrance and accessible facilities on site.

  • Why is alcohol not permitted?

    Drinking alcohol will considerably increase the risk of people suffering from hypothermia at the event and as such we do not have permission to allow alcohol at this event. In addition, we wish to be sympathetic towards alcohol and addiction issues within the homeless community by abstaining for the night.

  • Can we leave outdoor kit behind?

    No. Please do not leave your outdoor kit behind after the event, if you do not want to keep it please take it home and consider donating to an organisation who could put it to use. Please throw all your rubbish away in the bins provided and take all your belongings with you.

  • Is there somewhere for lost property?

    Please hand in and reclaim all lost property from the welfare stations. The event accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen property. All lost property items will be handed to the local police station after the event.

  • What if it rains or the weather is bad?

    Unless there is an extreme weather event the WBSO event will go ahead. Our on-site H&S team will monitor and assess the weather and will only cancel in the event it is deemed dangerous to proceed.

  • What is the event programme?

    Full talent line-ups and stage times will not be announced pre-event. Once you arrive you will be directed to the concert viewing area where a live show will commence at 7pm. The live show will conclude at 10pm and then it’s time to go to sleep until morning.

  • Will there be a refund if the event is cancelled?

    No tickets will be refunded and the proceeds will still go to the charity. We will endeavour to put on an alternative event within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Will there be a refund if any of the artists cancel?

    Tickets are for the event and not for one specific artist.The promoter will endeavour to present the line-up as advertised, but the line-up of artists cannot be guaranteed. Should one or more artists cancel, the event will go ahead as normal. Refunds will not be given in these circumstances

  • How can I donate to WBSO?

    Head to and click donate in the top right corner

  • Is Smoking allowed at the event?

    Smoking is not permitted at the event

  • What shall/can I bring with me?

    There are a number of items you should bring to the WBSO event. However, we encourage you to only bring what is necessary. There are a few essential items below that we must insist you bring, such as a sleeping bag, warm clothes and photo ID, without them WBSO reserves the right to ask you to leave the event for your own safety.

    The following items are permitted:

    • Good Quality Sleeping Bag – essential (we recommend a 3-4 season
       sleeping bag suitable for winter)
    • Warm, layered clothing including an outdoor coat – essential
    • Photo ID - essential
    • Foam ground mat
    • Flask/Hot Cups (we will provide hot drinks)
    • Water Bottle
    • Easy to eat food items (energy bars etc)
    • Hat, gloves, scarf
    • Umbrella
    • A small hand or head torch
    • A black bin bag for your rubbish
    • Any essential medication you will need while you are at the event


    NB. Bivvy Bags and cardboard will be provided to you upon arrival


    The following is not permitted at any of The World’s Big Sleep Out events:

    • Alcohol
    • Glass
    • Fires/BBQs
    • Smoke Bombs
    • Pyrotechnics
    • Animals (except for assistance dogs)
    • Weapons, knives & firearms
    • Drones
    • Drugs (including illegal substances; legal highs and NOS gas)
    • Amplified music
    • Tent/shelters or mattresses/inflatables