BIG Sleep Behind Bars Success

Over 60 brave fundraisers spent the night at Gloucester Prison on October 5th to take part in Alabaré’s BIG Sleep challenge. Participants swapped the comfort of their own homes and bedded down for the night at the historic disused Victorian prison, all in the name of raising funds for Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans service. The event also offered a unique opportunity to visit the venue and enjoy a tour before the prison closes its doors for good on October 14th to make way for a housing development.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development Manager said;

“We would like to thank all of those who took part for stepping up and helping us to make a real difference to the lives of Veterans who have fallen upon hard times. Gloucester Prison proved to be an exciting yet challenging venue but one we felt was enjoyed by our participants as it provided an insight to the conditions faced by those who find themselves in a position of vulnerability.”

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting homeless and vulnerable Veterans by providing them with the care and accommodation they need to help them make a successful transition back in to civilian life.


For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.


At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.

Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health, choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these.  We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives.

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