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Friday 11 May 20.00 – 07.00

QPR Loftus Road stadium

South Africa Road, London W12 7PJ

Registration from 19.00 – 20.00.

Weather permitting, we’ll be sleeping out in cardboard boxes on the pitch. Cardboard boxes will be provided, and supper and breakfast.

There will be some shelter in the stadium if it rains, toilets and the Blue and White Bar room for hot drinks.

We will have a tour of the stadium, a box decorating competition, games and fun.

The site will be secure with security staff on patrol.

QPR Loftus Road

 Getting there

London Underground stations:

  • White City Central Line + five-minute walk
  • Wood Lane Hammersmith & City line + seven-minute walk

Train station:

  • Shepherds Bush + 15-minute walk


  • There is no parking at the stadium. You can park at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush. It is open seven days a week and costs £8. When programming your Satnav device, use the postcode W12 7SL via West Cross route & Holland Park roundabout. Some of the local roads have free parking.

What to bring

  • Wear lots of layers, and if possible, thermal undergarments – it is better to be warm and take layers off than the other way round.
  • Bring a sleeping bag and plenty of blankets.
  • A foil blanket is handy too – wrapped around you, they retain 95% of your body heat by reflecting it back at you.
  • You can bring a hot water bottle.
  • Wear a hat – a lot of heat leaves your body through your head…
  • Bring a torch. It will be dark outside. Candles are not permitted.
  • Bring drinks and snacks; coffee and tea will be available throughout the night.
  • Please don’t bring any valuables with you, but if you do, we advise you to put them in the bottom of your sleeping bag when you go to sleep.
  • No alcohol is permitted at the event. You will not be allowed to take part if you bring alcohol with you.
  • Do bring a sense of humour!

The event

  • We will provide a cardboard box, a light supper and breakfast in the morning, plus tea and coffee in the kitchen.
  • Feel free to decorate your cardboard box so do bring along anything you would like to use to decorate yours.
  • Enjoy a tour of the QPR stadium.
  • Please take care and look after yourself and those around you; you are asked to behave responsibly at all times.
  • Although there may be food establishments nearby, we encourage you to stay onsite for the evening so bring snacks and sandwiches with you to last the night.
  • After 11.30 pm, we will be sleeping, so please be quiet.
  • The event will finish at 07.00 on Saturday 12 May.


You have chosen to brave the cold, sleep in a cardboard box for one night and get sponsored for your efforts.  All fundraising proceeds will be divided equally between YMCA West London and QPR Community Trust:

  • QPR Community Trust – programmes to provide opportunities to transform lives in the local community.
  • YMCA West London’s employability youth programmes range from health and wellbeing support to employment and training programmes and counselling. One night could make a lifetime of difference to a young person in need.

You can set up your own JustGiving online fundraising page linked to the Sleep Out Campaign page – free to set up and easy to use.

Download a printable sponsorship form here.  Please send any completed paper sponsorship forms and a cheque for your sponsorship as soon as possible after the event to Communications, YMCA West 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RE. Cheques should be made payable to “West London YMCA”. All monies should be received by the charity by 12 June 2018. If for any reason you choose not to, or are unable to take up your place at the event, all sponsorship forms and money collected must be forwarded to YMCA West London.

Thank you – thank you taking the challenge. One night out could make a lifetime of difference.

Any questions?

Get in touch:


T: 020 8832 1572