Are you joining RBLI’s biggest event of 2023?

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Hi Friend,
You are invited to take part in RBLI’s biggest campaign yet, The Great Tommy Sleep Out 2023, raising vital funds and awareness in support of veterans facing homelessness.The Great Tommy Sleep Out is a fundraising challenge designed to support the estimated 6,000 veterans that are experiencing homelessness in the UK right now. The challenge doesn’t replicate rough sleeping, but it does give you an idea of the situation far too many of the nations heroes find themselves in.

You can sleep outside for one night or more, in a tent, homemade shelter or directly beneath the stars. However you do the challenge is up to you. Just pick your location, plan your night out and get fundraising! 👏⛺

Sign up to take part now

Why do we need you to take part and sleep out?

Our emergency accommodation, Mountbatten Pavilion, is facing enormous pressure this winter and will rely heavily on funds raised from generous supporters like you. Recent global events have deeply impacted military veterans right across the nation and we have seen a 45% increase in the demand for our services for homeless veterans over the past year alone. Every pound you raise helps the UK’s most vulnerable veterans, providing safe homes and the support they need to get back on their feet.

Sign up to take part now

Who can take part?

We want you to take part as an individual, with your group like Cadets or Rotary, or even encourage your business to join this crucial campaign. Everyone that fundraises gets a fundraising pack and free beanie, and the team at RBLI will provide plenty of supporting documents to help you plan your sleep out. Get in touch with us for a chat about how you can get involved.

So what’s the next step?

The challenge officially begins in March 2023, so you have plenty time to start planning! However you are doing your challenge, your safety is our top priority. Read our guides for recommendations on how to make the most of this challenge in a safe and fun way, and top tips to support your fundraising.

Your guide to sleeping out safely and more

If you have any questions or need any help please do email me at

We can’t wait to find out more about your event plans!

Paula Ray
Head of Community & Events

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