CHESS Homeless

Registered Charity Number: 1093901
Chelmsford, Essex

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A Night Under The Stars

Nov 22 2019

Nov 23 2019

Every year CHESS hosts its own Sleep Out in the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral and last year’s participants raised over £20,000 for us. Our goal this year is to raise even more and make it the biggest yet.  Why not join us and experience what it is like to sleep rough for a night.

Sleeping out for the night might seem like fun, but for many people this is every night reality! CHESS Homeless works to relieve homelessness and hardship amongst single adults in Chelmsford and Essex through the provision of support services and temporary accommodation.

CHESS provides a 9 bedroom night shelter along with shared move on accommodation. Here we provide a safe place to stay along with a hot meal, drinks, hygiene/laundry facilities, support workers and a counsellor. With our shared housing we can support up to 32 individuals at any one time.

We aim to support individuals from the moment they step through the door into our night shelter until they move on into their own independent accommodation.

Anyone can take part in our Sleep Out, however under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult, who also needs to complete a registration either on line or on the night, and accompany them for the sleep out.

By getting involved, you will help CHESS to support more people on a journey towards moving away from homelessness, from getting off the streets, to living in a new home and learning new skills and securing employment. The money you raise will help vulnerable local people to live independently and help CHESS reach their aims in continuing to change lives.

How to take part

When:  Friday 22 to Saturday 23 November.

Where: Chelmsford Cathedral

Time:    7.30pm – 7.30am

Registration is free and we would encourage you to pre-register your place in advance. If you do not wish to pre-register you can just turn up on the night and register.

We ask that you raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship or more if you can.

For a suggested donation of £3.00 you are welcome to join us from 7.30pm for a delicious hot meal of either Beef Chilli, Game Curry or Vegetable Chilli, Rice and pompadoms which also includes hot drinks.

We will be holding a raffle on the evening to help with raising even more funds towards CHESS, so please support our raffle by buying some tickets.  There will be some lovely prizes which would have been donated from various individuals and organisations.


Admission Price:


Event Type

Evening Events – Themed Nights

Event Address

Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1TY

Event Contact Details

Lynne Dejoodt

200 New London Road , Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 9AB


01245 281104

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