Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sign Your Kids Up for Giant Sleepover to Raise Money for UNICEF UK

The Madhouse Mini-testers always get really excited about sleepovers, whether they're happening at a friend's house or just involve bunking up in each other's beds ! I'm sure news of the Giant Sleepover will be met with squeals of delight from all tweens and teens, so the fact that it raises funds for charity is just the icing on the cake. Sleeping in a theme park or a cave sounds pretty exciting, even to a grown-up ! Read on for more info on how to get involved.

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The Giant Sleepover is Happening Again This Year!

Thousands of Children Sign Up to Giant Sleepover to Raise Money for UNICEF UK

The Giant Sleepover in association with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, is once again bringing thousands of children from youth groups and primary schools across the UK together for a weekend of fun, friendship and fundraising on the 22nd June 2013.

Children taking part in UNICEF UK ’s Giant Sleepover will be raising money to fund UNICEF’s life saving work for children around the world. Every 15 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies because of hunger. Money raised will help some of the most vulnerable children.

David Bull, UNICEF UK Executive Director says “The Giant Sleepover is a fantastic way for children to have fun and raise money. I hope that lots of people sign up for the sleepover and take part in the competition. Together we can help save and transform children’s lives.”

Children will be sleeping away from home in school halls, tents, castles, caves and theme parks across the UK . They’ll be having fun and making friends while enjoying a range of exciting activities, from cookery lessons to quad biking and much more!

Every child participating will also receive a goodie bag which includes toys, games and fun things to do on the night.

It’s easy to be a part of the Giant Sleepover whether you are from a school, youth group, Sunday school or sports club, simply register your group of children, at www.giantsleepover.com.

Group registrations are £25, and a £2 Every Child Counts fee for each child participating – all monies collected from the registration and Every Child Counts fee goes towards helping UNICEF’s life saving work for children around the world.
Giant Sleepover trivia :
The first Giant Sleepover event took place in 2003 setting a Guinness World record for the Largest Simultaneous sleepover with 8280 participants in 228 locations.

The hottest sleepover ever recorded was 40C in Delhi , India in 2006. The coldest was in the Falkland Islands at -5C. The most northerly in the UK was the Faroe Isles and the most southerly was at BT Goonhilly in Devon . The scariest sleepover took place in the London Dungeons.

The Giant Sleepover is supported by the Parent Teacher Association, Girlguiding UK , The Boys and Girls Brigades, Sea cadets, St John Ambulance and sporting associations including The Football Association and The England and Wales Cricket Board.

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