Sleep Out Information

When: February 20th 2020
Where: The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

<<BackWhy A Sleep Out?

The Wave and Swansea Sound are inviting individuals and businesses to join The Cold Truth Sleepout and spend one night sleeping outside at our organised event to raise money and awareness of the issue of homelessness. The event is not a comparison to the life of a homeless person, but we do want to highlight some of the challenges faced.

What Should You Bring?

  • A sleeping bag
  • Lots of layers of warm and waterproof clothing
  • Waterproof Hats, gloves and scarves
  • Cardboard to put down under your sleeping bag
  • Water
  • Snacks and drinks (optional)

What Happens At The Event?

  • Participants arrive between 7pm and 8pm
  • There will be access to indoor toilets
  • Hot food provided free of charge during the evening courtesy of Mecca Bingo
  • Hot drinks available during the night free of charge courtesy of Mecca Bingo
  • From 11pm participants are asked to keep the noise to a minimum and settle down
  • A free hot breakfast snack provided between 6am and 7am courtesy of Mecca Bingo


We are fundraising for FIVE charities: You can raise money for all of them or select one charity

Shelter Cymru

For 35 years, our work has helped over half a million people. We are believe that everyone in Wales has the right to a decent, secure home. Shelter Cymru provide free specialist advice.


Matthew's House

Provides a ‘home’ in the heart of Swansea for those who are most vulnerable. A building that is known for providing a lifeline for the homeless and others who need it.


Zac’s Place

Over the years Zac’s Place has earned a reputation for providing a safe haven and an environment of pro-active care and concern for some of Swansea’s most alienated people.




Llamau’s mission is to end youth homelessness and homelessness for women in Wales for good. It’s a big ambition and to some people it might seem impossible. But at Llamau, we know that homelessness is not inevitable. It really doesn’t have to exist. If we all come together, we can live in a world without homelessness.



Lee West & Paul O'Dwyer started Trampface in 2014 to raise awareness on the amount of ex military men & women who are sadly living on our streets. After 4 years and raising over £40,000 they decided to start a local not for profit organisation called SA1UTE with some other selfless fundraisers. This organisation is aimed at helping veterans within South Wales to get back on their feet, provide a helping hand and offer support where it's needed most.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/ TrampfaceSwansea/


We ask that each participant raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, in addition to the registration fee. The easiest way is through www.justgiving.com (this does not apply to Salute.)

1.Select ‘start fundraising’ and log in/register

2. Select ‘Charity'  under 'What Are You Raising Money For?'

3. Select which charity you’d like to donate to

Llamau, Shelter Cymru, Zac's Place or Matthew's House (search The Hill Church Matthew's House)

4. Select 'Organised Event' and create your 'Cold Truth Sleep Out 2020' page and start fundraising!

Alternatively you can download a sponsorship form here and raise money offline

Fundraise For Salute

To raise money specifically for Salute, please do it directly via this crowdfunding link and share it with your sponsors.

Salute link

Alternatively you can download a sponsorship form here and raise money offline

Book Your Place

There are limited places available! The registration cost is £25 per person via paypal, this reserves your place and goes towards our selected homeless charities (minus any event costs) If you’d rather pay by BACS or cash please email Christie.heaven@thewave.co.uk

Once you have completed the below form, you will be taken to the paypal page to make payment.

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