Bristol Rovers Community Trust are delighted to announce the first ever Memorial Stadium Sleep Out, giving fans the opportunity to sleep outside overnight in Bristol’s famous Memorial Stadium and help raise funds for Caring in Bristol.

Caring in Bristol’s vision is of a city empowered to solve homelessness. Our mission is to work in imaginative and creative ways with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, with the public, and with community partners to bring about lasting change in Bristol and beyond.

The Sleep Out is a charity event designed to give people an insight into the severity of sleeping conditions that many people in our city have to face not only on one night, but every night of the year.

The event will take place between 8pm and 7am on Friday 6th March 2020 and included in the night will be a panel discussion titled ‘Can Football Tackle Homelessness?’.

Sleep Out participants will spend the night sleeping in stands within the Memorial Stadium and will be asked to bring along warm clothes, a sleeping bag and ground mat. The Community Trust will provide participants hot soup and roll in the evening, as well as a bacon butty in the morning. The football club has also kindly offered every participant a terrace ticket for our next home game against Sunderland on Tuesday 10th March, so participants really will be able to “sleep where they stand”.

Every participant will be asked to raise a minimum of £150 as well as paying a registration fee of £25 (Which you can book below). The event will sell out and we are limited to 120 spaces, so participants are asked to please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Bristol Rovers Community Trust will be supporting the running of the event and Trust staff will be taking part in the Sleep Out. Community Trust CEO, Adam Tutton said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Caring in Bristol on this year’s Memorial Stadium Sleep Out. As the football clubs official charity we look to help improve the lives of everyone within our great city and support those people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness”.

Ben Richardson Caring in Bristol Charity Director said, “Caring in Bristol’s vision is a city empowered to solve homelessness and we achieve that by partnering with organisations like the Rovers Community Trust. This Sleep Out will raise valuable money for our vital projects in the community and empower supporters and club fans to help the nearly 2300 people who are homeless in Bristol this winter.”

Antonia Cross Caring in Bristol Campaigns and Communications Manager said, “We’re excited to partner with the Rovers Community Trust as a way of starting conversations and inspiring action in our home city, the panel talk themed ‘Can Football Tackle Homelessness?’ will touch on mobilising fan bases, media attention on issues, team work, love for our communities and social inclusion and we think this is a great way of introducing people to the ways which Bristol can be the first major UK city to solve homelessness.”

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Memorial Stadium Sleep Out

Friday 6th March 2020

Terms and Conditions

1. Only pre-registered participants with a valid email ticket may take part in the Sleep Out taking place on Friday 6th March 2020. To take part in the event you need to pay a registration fee of £25 that will support the charity work of Bristol Rovers Community Trust. Each registered participant will be provided a standing ticket for Bristol Rovers V Sunderland on Tuesday 10th March, on completion of the Sleep Out.

2. We request that you provide the correct information for each individual taking part in order to take part in the event, including information for next of kin and any medical/allergies. A suggested kit list is available on the BRCT website on FAQ


3. This is a fundraising event and we ask you to raise as much as possible, with a minimum of £150 per person .You will set up your fundraising page at


4. You will be required to arrive at the Memorial Stadium Car Park entrance between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Friday 6th March

to register (doors will close at 8.35pm) with your email confirmation. You must vacate the stadium by 7am on the Saturday morning.


5. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are physically and mentally fit for sleeping out overnight. If in doubt, please take advice from your medical practitioner. We strongly advise you to dress appropriately for the weather (please refer to the suggested kit list in FAQ).


6. During the event the pitch and the surrounding areas are strictly out of bounds and must not be entered on to under any circumstance. Anyone found attempting to access the pitch will be escorted off the premises.


7. You must comply with all instructions and directions from BRFC/Caring in Bristol staff and stewards, or any others working or volunteering on behalf of BRFC/Caring in Bristol at the event. Failure to do so may result in you being required to leave the event.


8. Drugs and alcohol will not be permitted to be consumed during the event. Any participant believed to be using or under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol will be required to leave the event. Please advise BRFC of any medication you will need to bring on site (it is the participants responsibility to administer any medication).


9. Participants taking part in this event do so at their own risk. BRFC take no responsibility for any injury or worse, of any individuals participating in the Sleep Out.


10. BRFC takes no responsibility for any lost or damaged personal property at the event. We would strongly advise you not to bring any valuables to the event. Phone charging facilities will not be available.


11. Participants must be over 18 to participate in the event.


12. BRFC is committed to ensuring that all members of the community can take part in Memorial Stadium Sleep Out. If you require any special assistance, please contact


13. This is payment of £25 is classed as a donation to Bristol Rovers Community Trust which allows the charity to claim Gift Aid on the donation. If you do not wish to occur please contact the Trust.


14. At all Bristol Rovers Community Trust events photograph and video images may well be taken by officially appointed personnel. These may then be used on the Trust or Clubs media outlets. If any participants do not consent for this to occur then they will need to contact the Trust prior to the event.

Memorial Stadium Sleep Out

Terms & Conditions

Memorial Stadium Sleep Out


Bristol Rovers Community Trust | Registered Charity Number: 1088148

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