Refugee Solidarity Sleep-out in Belfast (12-13 May)

Christian Aid Ireland are hosting a solidarity sleep-out in Belfast this weekend in the run up to the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week, which is focussing on their ongoing work supporting refugees.

The organisers challenge you to spend just one night under canvas with basic provisions to show your solidarity and to raise money to help those who are forced to leave their homes and sleep in tents every night as a result of conflict.

You’ll need to register – as well as donate/collect sponsorship – before pitching up with your tent.

Buoy Park is just to the side of the Ulster University Belfast campus in the city’s Cathedral Quarter.

The sleep-out runs from noon on Friday 12 May until noon on Saturday … however, you can come along and start later in the evening. But make sure you’re there in time to hear about CTBI’s recent visit to Mediterranean Hope projects in Lampedusa and Sicily at 8pm.

You can find out more on the Christian Aid Ireland website or the event’s Facebook Page. Contact Dave Thomas with questions.