Tag Archives: SleepOut

A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall: Doorway SleepOut 2020

On the night of Saturday January 25th, the latest (8th) biennial Sponsored Doorway SleepOut took place in the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Chippenham, venue for the SleepOuts since 2012. The SleepOuts are major events for Doorway, for raising awareness … Continue reading

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Back in the Yard – Doorway SleepOut 2018

On the night of Saturday January 27th, the latest (7th) biennial Sponsored Doorway SleepOut took place in the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Chippenham, venue for the SleepOuts since 2012. This year 42 ‘sleepers’ braved the elements (as far as … Continue reading

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Adieu, adieu, adieu.

To you, and you and you. When I started writing this, my last official Doorway Writing Group blog, I was in the throes of moving and was surrounded by removal boxes and piles of bed linen and blankets. And I … Continue reading

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Doorway Annual Review 2015 – 2016

The front page of this year’s Annual Review shows a word cloud created by members of the public who follow the Doorway Facebook page. They were asked to describe our work in one word… Click below to download the pdf … Continue reading

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“I’m Only Doing This For One Night”

On Saturday 23rd January, Doorway SleepOut 2016 took place in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Chippenham, 2 years after the previous one, and the 6th such event. The event was very successful, with around £10,000 being raised for Doorway funds. 34 people, … Continue reading

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Information for the Sponsored SleepOut – 23rd January 2016

Message to all the lovely peeps who have expressed an interest in joining us for the sponsored SleepOut on Saturday 23rd January: You need to make sure that you read the information pack before signing up, Especially the check list … Continue reading

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Doorway Sponsored SleepOut 2014

On the night of Saturday January 25th, Doorway once again held a sponsored SleepOut, in the churchyard of St Andrew’s Church, Chippenham, venue for the previous SleepOut in 2012. I talked in the blogpiece about that SleepOut about the debate … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug to Christmas – Guest Opinion Column published in the Gazette & Herald newspaper – December 2013

It is getting more apparent, each year, that the twelve months between each Christmas period are getting horrendously shorter and shorter. Whilst I can rightly argue that the festive marketing debacle starts earlier and earlier each year, there is still … Continue reading

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Chief Executive Lisa Lewis’s Report to the Doorway AGM

(This report, written by Lisa, was read at the AGM by Doorway Administrator Sian, in the  absence of Lisa, who was unfortunately unavailable through sickness). Chief Executive Report to the Doorway Wiltshire Ltd AGM 21st November 2012 As you are … Continue reading

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Doorway’s Sponsored SleepOut 2012

This took place from 7pm on Saturday 28th January 2012 until 7am on Sunday 29th January at St Andrew’s Churchyard, Chippenham, with the superb number of 41 sleepers, of ages ranging from teenagers to pensioners,  raising (at current counts) at least £8500 … Continue reading

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