We take a look back at the Memorial Stadium Sleep Out in 2020

Bristol Rovers Community Trust are delighted to announce we are hosting "Sleep where you stand 2022" This fundraising event will give fans the opportunity to sleep at the famous Memorial Stadium and help raise funds for Bristol Rovers Community Trust and Caring in Bristol.


Sleep where you stand 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. Sleep where you stand 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 with hot soup and roll in the evening, as well as a bacon butty in the morning.


The event will take place between 8pm on Friday, 25th March to 7am on Saturday, 26th March 2022 and included in the night will be a panel discussion titled ‘Can Football Tackle Homelessness?’.


We are pleased to say every participant will be given a ticket for our home game against Bradford City on Saturday 2nd April, kindly donated by Bristol Rovers Football Club. So participants really will be “sleeping where they stand”. 


Every participant will be asked to raise a minimum of £150 as well as paying a registration fee of £20. This event was a huge success in 2020 and places are limited so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Bristol Rovers Community Trust will be running the event with the support of Caring In Bristol while staff from the Community Trust 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”.

Corporate and Community Partnerships Coordinator, Luke Mitchell said, “We feel very privileged to be partnering with the Rovers Community Trust for this years’ Sleep where you stand event. With an aim of creating a city empowered to solve homelessness, it is vitally important that we develop and maintain these wonderful relationships to make a truly meaningful difference in our city. This year we hope to raise more money and increase engagement with more people in the community than ever before.” 

Fundraising Manager Helen McCartan said, “Caring in Bristol has been supporting those at risk or facing homelessness for over three decades, and it is our supporters and partners, like Bristol Rovers Community Trust who make this happen. We’re so proud of the Bristol community coming together to help those in our city who need it most. The money raised from this fantastic event will help to ensure that we can provide the practical and emotional support needed by those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Bristol. Our work is only possible because of organisations like Bristol Rovers.”

Once each participant has registered for the event, they will receive a Just Giving link to help with their fundraising.

Sleep Where You Stand (FAQ's)

Sleep Where You Stand (Terms & Conditions)

Sleep Where You Stand (Sponsorship Form)



By completing the ticket form you agree to take responsibility of informing Bristol Rovers Community Trust of any relevant information and that all detail given is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

The Trust cannot be held liable for any incident that falls outside of our duty of care.

This 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 for this to occur please contact the Trust.

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 ticket holders do not consent for this to occur then they will need to contact the Trust prior to the event.

By completing the ticket form you are agreeing to follow any procedures Bristol Rovers Community Trust have put in place for this event.

If this event is cancelled due to a change of Covid-19 restrictions, all tickets will be valid for a rescheduled event at a later date. If this occurs and you require a refund, please contact info@bristolroverscommunity.org.uk