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#CEOSleepout Oxford 2024

CEO Sleepout Official Partner

University Parks
Thursday 10th October 2024

...and drop an email to Yvonne to let us know you're joining!

Could you brave a night beneath the stars in aid of an incredible cause?

Sleep beneath the stars at University Parks
and you could change somebody's life.

This year, University Parks* will host Oxfordshire’s business and academic leaders
for an unforgettable night at the national #CEOSleepout in Oxford!

We aren't pretending you will understand what it is like to sleep outside day after day,
but it does give a tiny glimpse of what people have to endure.

Together we'll raise much needed funds to help OHM support local people in need.

We ask all compassionate local business leaders, academics,
business owners, senior and charity execs to join us for an unforgettable night,
united to fight homelessness in our county. All you need is a big heart, a sleeping bag and a willingness to try and raise at least £1,000.

You'll join people who care about our local communities, all raising money via sponsorship or donation.

Here's what we raised last year:

Congratulations CEO Sleepout Oxford you raised more than £76,500 to change lives of local people facing hardship and homelessness.

Money you raise really does change lives.
With core running cost paid for by a private donor,
every penny OHM receives from #CEOSleepout will fund a frontline project.

*Not to be confused with Univ, our host for last year!



On 12th October 2023, CEOs, business and academic leaders slept beneath the stars at University College Sports Ground, Oxford, to help change lives. The event was part of World Homeless Day and OHM used it as a way to raise awareness of the realities of homelessness and to also raise much needed funds.

Irene Tracey and others at CEO sleepout 2023 huddled in sleeping bagsCEO Sleepout 2023 speakersJane Cranston speaking at the sleepout in 2023People preparing to sleep outside in 2023More pictures from 2023Lighting torches to get organised outside in the dark

2023 in detail

The event raised over £75,000 and with core running costs paid by a private donor, every penny raised by OHM will go to frontline projects and partners.

On the big night, participants heard from someone who has lived through and overcome homelessness; Jane Cranston the OHM Chair about the help available for people and how businesses can further help; Angela Unsworth of University College about her experience of employing people who have previously been homeless and Jan Royall, Principal of Somerville College and Co-Chair of the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership about other actions businesses can take. 

The lovely CEO Sleepouters were emotional the following morning, but despite having been rained on throughout the night, were so grateful for the experience and for what they learned. They could go back to their homes knowing that they had made a difference through their one night of discomfort.

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