Brave the BIG Sleep at Woodchester Mansion

Veterans’ charity Alabaré will be taking their flagship fundraising event – the BIG Sleep to the historic Woodchester Mansion on Friday 27 March. The event will see participants bed down for the night at the historic gothic mansion in the Cotswolds all whilst raising vital funds and awareness to support homeless and vulnerable ex-service personnel.

Alabaré support over 300 homeless Veterans every year and have two homes in the Gloucestershire area which provide not only accommodation but the support required to assist Veterans with a successful transition back in to civilian life.  By sleeping out at Woodchester Mansion, those taking part pledge to raise a minimum of £100 which will go towards supporting the Armed Forces Veterans that Alabaré help.

Liz Davenport, trustee at Woodchester Mansion said;

“We’re delighted to be able to host Alabaré’s BIG Sleep at the Mansion. It’s a great venue and we hope lots of sleepers come along to enjoy the wonderful, unusual house. We are also pleased to be able to follow in the footsteps of the Mansion’s builder, William Leigh, who was known throughout his life for his generous Christian charity.”

Woodchester Mansion has been used as a set in recent TV Productions The Crown (Netflix) and His Dark Materials (BBC). The grounds were also used during WWII to train Allied troops in bridge building for the invasion of Europe after D-day.

If you would like to sign-up to the event, please go to –


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.

Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provides accommodation and support for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  We have 23 Homes for Veterans across the South and South West of England and across Wales, which can collectively house 115 Veterans at any one time.  Our first Home for Veterans opened in Plymouth in 2009 and today we are the largest provider of supported housing for homeless Veterans of working age outside of London.

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