Big Ibrox Sleep Outs Are Back

Tue 12th October 2021

Our Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are back at Ibrox for 2021, giving fans the opportunity to sleep outside overnight in our iconic stadium while raising money for homelessness as the winter draws in.

This year’s Sleep Outs will be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November and aim to highlight the issue of homelessness as well as raise vital funds for Glasgow City Mission’s Emergency Winter Project. If you can handle spending a cold winter’s night at Ibrox Stadium with just a sleeping bag for warmth, then sign up now and help some very special causes!

Our longstanding partnership with Glasgow City Mission is now in its 7th year and this season, half of the funds raised will help Glasgow City Mission as they care for the most vulnerable people in Glasgow this winter. This will help to ensure people without anywhere else to go are welcomed, valued and given the best support and advice to get into appropriate accommodation.

The remaining half of the funds will support the Foundation’s life-changing work in the community, including our Christmas initiatives with vulnerable young and old people in the local area, the expansion of our amazing Dream Fund experiences, assistance for young people with employability and work for important causes such as the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. 

Glasgow City Mission’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Jack Geddes, said:

“We are so grateful to the Rangers’ supporters and the Rangers Charity Foundation for their on-going support of our work in Glasgow. Each year, for the last seven, you have made a huge difference to our guests’ lives by ensuring we have been able to bring people in from the cold and wet and attend to their needs.

"Last year, for example, 87% of our guests had a positive housing outcome. This is fantastic, and it could not have been done without your support. Thank you, from all at Glasgow City Mission.”

Connal Cochrane, Rangers Charity Foundation Director said:

“Thanks to supporters, previous Sleep Out events have been hugely successful events that have done so much for homeless people in our city, raising over £210,000 for homelessness projects to date.

It is a cause close to the heart of our supporters and we are proud to be playing our part in trying to end homelessness in the City of Glasgow as well as bring awareness to this important issue.”

Sleep Out participants will spend the night at Ibrox either on the technical area pitch-side or in the stand (under cover) if the weather is wet and will get a small glimpse of the nightly conditions experienced by people in our city who are street homeless.

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Rangers kit sponsor 32Red has pledged its generous support to the Foundation and to every fan taking part in the Sleep Outs.

32Red will continue to kick-start every participant’s fundraising by donating their first £10 of sponsorship and will sponsor the fantastic hot breakfast provided for everyone in the morning after the event.

Fans taking part in the Sleep Out will be asked to bring along warm clothing and a sleeping bag and the Foundation will provide a ground covering, hot soup and beverages and a hot breakfast in the morning.

As places are limited, we are asking all participants to raise a minimum of £100. Anyone who raises £150 or more will become a True Blue Hero and receive an exclusive medal and pin badge.

Help us be a force for good in our city and sign up here to take part, or call the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or e-mail rangerscharity@rangers.co.uk  for further information.

A registration fee of £20 per person is applicable. Age limit is 16 and over but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Due to the time of year, weather conditions may be extremely cold. All participants must ensure they are physically able to take part in the event, if necessary you should check with your GP.

 If you are unable to attend Ibrox but would like to take part in the Sleep Out from your own home then please email rangerscharity@rangers.co.uk.

About Glasgow City Mission

Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first City Mission and has been helping vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage since 1826.

The charity works with adults and children who are often leading chaotic or difficult lives to help them break free from their oppressive situations which may involve homelessness, addiction, poverty, family breakdown, prostitution or emotional issues.

Tags: Big Ibrox Sleep Out / Fundraiser / homelessness / Glasgow City Mission