Leeds Rhinos Foundation, St George’s Crypt and St Gemma’s Hospice are delighted to announce that they will be teaming up again this year for the 2020 Leeds Big Sleep.

The sleepout will once again take place at Emerald Headingley Stadium, with more details to be announced shortly. 

The Leeds Big Sleep is a major fundraising event for our charity and involves volunteers, Leeds Rhinos first team players and staff coming together to raise sleep out a night in the terraces at the home of Leeds Rhinos to raise money for Leeds Rhinos Foundation, St George’s Crypt and St Gemma’s Hospice.

Last year’s event saw a record total of £58,000 raised for the three charities, with more than 250 people braving the cold for the sleepout.

St Gemma’s Hospice is a Leeds-based charity providing expert care and support for local people with life-limiting illnesses. It is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in the UK and provides free-of-charge care and is open to patients of all beliefs, religions and cultures.

St George’s Crypt, which runs a homeless shelter and care centre, has been working with homeless and vulnerable people since 1930 and serves almost 750 three-course meals every week to those in need.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation was formed in 2005 to work with some of the city’s most disadvantaged people by using the power of sport to inspire positive changes in their lives.

For more information, please contact Cheryl.harrington@stgeorgescrypt.org.uk.