Sleep outdoors to help babies, children

2017-05-31 06:00

Groups of 12 or more citizens across the country are invited to participate in the 2017 School Sleep-Out, a charity initiative in aid of vulnerable babies and children.

This project calls on learners, pa-rents and teachers to spend a night at any safe location outdoors.

Schools can arrange their own School Sleep-Out in June.

To participate in the programme, groups will pay a R600 trademark pledge, which gives them access to the School Sleep-Out official branding.

The School Sleep-Out events will collect much-needed items for one of 15 satellite beneficiaries which have been selected across South Africa for their tireless work in providing safe havens for babies and children.

As part of the national call to action to support influencers and leaders, June has been named Sleep-Out Month and which will see satellite events, such as the Sympathy South Africa and School Sleep-Out, taking place across the country.

To register for the School Sleep-Out, schools can visit the website at

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