Terms & Conditions:
If you want to join us at Sleep Out 2016, you must adhere to these rules. Please read this page before you register.
1. Registration and deposit
Only registered participants may take part in Sleep Out. You must have registered, received confirmation of your place and paid your non-refundable deposit.
2. Fundraising commitment
You must commit to raising a minimum fundraising target. Targets vary depending on event.
3. Personal health
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are healthy enough for sleeping out overnight. If in doubt, please take advice from your medical practitioner. We strongly advise you to dress appropriately for the event – warm and water-proof clothing – and to bring a warm sleeping bag.
4. Personal safety and security
During the event you are responsible for your own, and your team's, safety and security. You must agree to take reasonable care not to compromise other participants' safety and security.
5. Age limits
Under-16s may only participate with the prior agreement of the event organiser and must be accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. 16 and 17 year olds will only be registered as solo participants with verifiable written consent from their parent or guardian. There is no maximum age limit but participants over 65 should seek advice from their medical practitioner.
No animals or pets may be brought to the event without the prior consent of the event organiser. If you have a registered help-dog, please advise your event organiser prior to registering online.
7. Personal belongings
Sleep Out partners accept no responsibility for loss or damage to your personal belongings during the event, including any items left at the bag drop. We strongly advise you not to bring valuables or delicate technology.
You must comply with all instructions and directions from Sleep Out event stewards, security, or any others working or volunteering at the event. Failure to do so may result in you being required to leave the event site.
9. Media consent
By registering for Sleep Out, you and you team give Sleep Out partners’ permission to use your name, photograph, voice or likeness, in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion, or other account of this event, or marketing or promotion for future or similar events.
Sleep Out partners reserve the right to cancel or alter the event without notice.
Code of Conduct:
You and your team must accept that the interests and reputation of Sleep Out partners are of paramount importance. You must not do anything, or conduct yourself in a manner, which is not in keeping with the values of the charity or could bring Sleep Out partners into disrepute. Failure to abide by the following code of conduct may result in you being required to leave the event:
Alcohol provision will vary depending on event. Please do not bring your own alcohol. Glass and alcohol will not be allowed into the 'sleep zone'. Please be mindful of how much alcohol you consume– this is an awareness-raising event and participants should conduct themselves appropriately
Any participant believed to be using or under the influence of illegal drugs will be required to leave the event and the police will be called.
Smoking is not allowed in any covered area. You must follow the instruction of Sleep Out stewards as to where you may or may not smoke.
4. Respect for others
The 'sleep zone' is solely for those who wish to sleep. Please be respectful of those trying to sleep. Those not wishing or who are unable to sleep should stay in a designated 'wake zone'. If you are chatting in the 'sleep zone' you will be asked to move to another area.
Only used designated toilets – event stewards can direct you to their location.
6. Emergency evacuation
In the event of an emergency you must follow direction given by the event managers.