are you ready for the challenge?
What and when?
In March 2023, HaVinG - a charity for Gloucester - and the people of Gloucester are coming together to support homeless and vulnerable people in the City and local area. Are you ready to take on the challenge of a night in the Cathedral Cloisters?
Come and join us and test yourself to an experience more than many other challenges. Spend a night in the Cathedral (it will be cold!) to raise awareness and funds for homeless and vulnerable people.
Experience a glimpse into the challenges and struggles Homeless and vulnerable people experience on a daily basis
Throughout the event there will be CRB cleared, first aid trained male and female organisers to help if required
What happens on the night
We have prepared an itinerary for you so you know what to expect throughout the event:
7:00pm - Arrival
7:30pm - Welcome, Safety Briefing followed by a reflection on experiencing homelessness.
Music in the Chapter House.
Possibility of a Crypt Tour (in the dark!)
10.00pm - Opportunity to join others for Compline - the last service of the day - in the Quire.
11:00pm - Bed Down for the night (Sleep where Harry Potter walked!)
Throughout the night and in the morning hot drinks (with cakes!) will be available and Organisers will be awake.
From 6:00am Wake up and set off home
7:30am - Clear the cloisters.
What to bring
To make the experience as enjoyable as possible please make sure you arrive at the cathedral fully prepared! Here's a list of items which we recommend bringing
Cardboard, camping mats or camp bed to sleep on - the floor is the coldest place! (inflatable air beds are not recommended)
Warm, comfortable clothing to sleep in - wear lots of layers - the warmer the better.
Extra padding for your head - pillow or spare jumper?
Gloves and hat - to sleep in.
Earplugs! It can be surprisingly noisy!
Please leave your valuables at home!
Please do not bring alcohol and there is no smoking (including e-cigarettes) permitted at the event.