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Thursday, 13 May 2021
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Bank Holiday camp out for Brum’s homeless support charity

SIFA Fireside has announced the return of its flagship fundraiser, the Big Brummie Camp Out, following a successful debut last year. This year’s Camp Out will take place in homes and gardens across the city on Saturday 1 May and will see friends and families in Birmingham and beyond pledge a donation in exchange for an evening of fun.

Supported by a host of Birmingham favourites, the Big Brummie Camp Out will include interactive activities and recipe cards from Brum foodies, alongside online appearances from Birmingham poet laureate Casey Bailey and Digbeth-based music venue, The Night Owl.

From neighbours to schools and families, the event promises to be great fun for all whilst also raising money for vital services that many people across Birmingham rely on. Campers can sign up for the Big Brummie Camp Out online by registering for the digital pack with a minimum £5 donation.

Carly Jones, Chief Executive of SIFA Fireside, commented:

“We are so excited to launch our second Big Brummie Camp Out and hope that we will welcome campers both old and new to the event this year! Whether you’re camping in your garden or creating a living room den, you have the chance to have some family fun while also supporting the future of our charity. The Camp Out is all about connecting with those across Birmingham, despite us being under isolation restrictions. Last year, we saw more than 500 households join in on the fun, camping in their homes, gardens and balconies, all whilst connecting with SIFA Fireside online and carrying out the activities in our wonderful activity pack.”

Since last year’s fundraiser, the Digbeth-based day centre has welcomed over 100 clients through the doors each week and supported a further 200 over the phone. Many people within the community rely on the support offered by the charity, as many are still finding themselves alone, isolated and vulnerable. SIFA Fireside is asking for people in Birmingham to stand with them and support those who rely on these vital services by joining them for another evening under the stars.

Carly added:

“Last year, we were overwhelmed by the amount of support we received during our #SIFASurvives campaign; without the donations and support that was given to us, we wouldn’t have been able to continue with our vital services. As another lockdown eases, the problems are still prevalent across Birmingham, and there is still support needed within the homeless community.”

To find out how you can support SIFA Fireside and donate to join the Big Brummie Camp Out, please visit: https://www.sifafireside.co.uk/BBCO2021.

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