Dates Announced for Big Ibrox Sleep Outs 2022
Thu 29th September 2022
Our Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are back at Ibrox for 2022, giving fans the opportunity to sleep outside overnight in our iconic stadium while raising money for those affected by homelessness as the winter draws in.
This year’s Sleep Outs will be held on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November and aim to highlight the issue of homelessness as well as raise vital funds for the Glasgow City Mission’s Winter Project and the Rangers Charity Foundation’s work in the community. 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 this very worthy cause!
Our longstanding partnership with Glasgow City Mission is now in its 8th year and again this season, half of the funds raised will help them provide vital services for homeless people in the city.
The remaining 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, developing our very first community football programme for people with learning disabilities, assistance for young people with employability and work for important causes such as the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Glasgow City Mission Fundraising Manager, Jack Geddes, said:
“On behalf of our guests, we are delighted to be partnering again with the Rangers Charity Foundation for the annual Big Ibrox Sleep Outs. The Rangers supporters have embraced these events and raised an incredible amount of money for those affected by homelessness and poverty in Glasgow.
“With the cost of living crisis, this winter looks especially difficult for our guests, so we are extremely grateful to those who will be taking part. We look forward to meeting you on 18 and 19 November!”
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 £271,000 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 again 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 hot soup and beverages in the evening as well as 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 be invited to an exclusive reception at Ibrox where they will be presented with a special medal by a former Rangers player.
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.
If you are unable to attend Ibrox but would like to take part in the Sleep Out from your own home then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 for nearly 200 years.
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.