The Dons Local Action Group (DLAG) is inviting people to spend a night under the stars to help tackle homelessness in south-west London.
Dons Local Action Group have partnered with Tooting Community Kitchen, Faith In Action and Kingston Churches Action On Homelessness to host a Big Sleep Out on November 27 at Cherry Red Records Stadium, Wimbledon. The event aims to raise £20,000 to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Wandsworth, Merton and Kingston. Volunteers, football fans and the general public are invited to join AFC Wimbledon CEO Joe Palmer and DLAG co-founder Xavier Wiggins for a night on the pitch. Participants in the event will be asked to fundraise £250 each through sponsorship and spend the night outside with just a sleeping bag. All of the money raised will be split between DLAG, Tooting Community Kitchen, Faith In Action and Kingston Churches Action On Homelessness. In Wandsworth alone it is estimated that there are more than 400 homeless adults – an increase of 24% on the previous year. Wiggins says: “The evening will be a reality check for all of us but it is for an extremely worthwhile cause. These organisations have collectively helped people to break the cycle of homelessness and they continue to provide much-needed support to people who find themselves in this situation from within our community.” For more information, or to get involved please visit www.donslocalaction.org