London Event Details 18

Welcome to CEO Sleepout London 2018! Here’s all you need to know ahead of our big night at Lord’s!


Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN


Parking: Please send your car registration details no later than Friday 26 October as there is limited parking available. Email:


Entry via: Grace Gate


Arrival (time and date): 8.00pm Monday 29th October


Tour of Lord’s on 29th Oct: We are delighted to offer you a tour of the historic buildings and grounds at 7.00pm on 29th October. Please ensure you book in advance by emailing Bookings will be taken up until 22nd October


Event finish time: by 6.00am Tuesday 30th October


Breakfast: The amazing Rapid Relief Team (RRT) will be providing a hot breakfast bun from 6.00am. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the night



Running Order:

8pm – 9pm – Registration and mingling / soup
9pm – Welcome to Lord’s – Guy Lavender (and housekeeping)
910pm – Borderline Charity
920pm – House of St Barnabas
930pm – Street Child United
940pm – Walking with the Wounded
950pm – Special Guest – Joseph Rowntree Foundation Exec Director Claire Ainsley on responsible business
10pm – CEO Sleepout – Bianca Robinson



Facilities available

To begin the event we will be giving participants access to the Long Room of the Pavilion. There will be tours running at 7.00pm for those who arrive early.

Soup will be served on arrival and the Marylebone Suite will be open throughout the night with tea and coffee available.



Thank you for signing up for the CEO Sleepout at Lord’s Cricket Ground. You will be part of a unique event which will see over 100 of the region’s business leaders coming together to make a difference for the UK’s homeless.

Your support will help us to raise much needed funds which will make a huge difference to homeless people in the UK. Find out who your fellow sleepers are by visiting:

If you still need to set up your Just Giving page please click here

We are asking all our business executives to target themselves with raising £2000 (including gift aid). This means we can make a real difference for people in the grip of poverty and homelessness.


Kit List

Please come prepared to sleep outside in cold weather. Here are a few items to bring with you!



  • Warm thermals/underwear
  • Layers of medium to heavy weight clothing
  • Thick socks
  • Sensible shoes
  • Woollen hat and gloves
  • Eye masks (there may be bright ‘growing lights’ focused on the pitch throughout the night)


  • Pillow
  • Thick sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Plastic sheeting/ground sheet to protect from rain
  • Towel/wash bag
  • Cardboard boxes will be available on the evening (donations welcome)
  • Any medicines required
  • Ear plugs!


House Rules

We are extremely excited to welcome you to Lord’s Cricket Ground and we would ask you to kindly consider the following:

  • Under no circumstances must you set foot on the pitch.
  • Please do encourage as much sponsorship as possible – it’s such a worthy cause.
  • Please do not invite friends, family or colleagues to attend with or visit you at the event as they will not be permitted to enter the stadium.
  • Electrical items such as mobile phones are very welcome to capture your experience of the Sleepout. They’re also a great way to keep your family and friends involved with your progress on the night. We encourage Facebook updates, Twitter posts, and any other way you can get your contacts to make last minute donations! Make sure you have your Just Giving page link close to hand on the night to assist your efforts!
  • Please make sure all electronic devices are fully charged on arrival as charging points will not be available at the venue.
  • Please be aware we strongly discourage bringing valuables such as jewellery, laptops, tablets, and other personal items. Any items you bring are your responsibility and done so at your own risk.
  • Please note that the Stadium is a no smoking stadium and you will not be permitted to smoke following your arrival into the ground.
  • Refreshments will be available but alcohol will not be permitted on site. Please do bring water / flasks of hot drinks if required. Please do bring snacks and food if required.
  • Please do let event staff know in advance of the evening if you have a medical condition and please do bring any medicine along with you.
  • Please note there are no shower facilities available, however toilets will be open all night.