The Big Stay Awake

Could you give up a night’s sleep to help raise vital funds for the Hospice?!


Due to the success of last year’s first ‘Big Stay Awake’ it’s back for 2022 and once again we are asking our amazing supporters to give up one night’s sleep to help raise vital funds for our Hospice at Home service. 

We want to continue to shine a light on the incredible work our Health Care Assistant’s do, supporting patients and their carer’s at home, normally sitting with them overnight to make sure the carer can get some much needed rest and a good night sleep, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is being well looked after.

The service is generally provided when patients are nearing the end of life, when carers are in crisis, when patients have uncontrolled symptoms or have been rapidly discharged from hospital, therefore it is a fundamental and much relied upon aspect of the Hospice’s services.

Last year our Hospice at Home team provided 5040 hours of care to 104 families and they supported 93% of patients to die at home in a comfortable environment surrounded by those they loved.

Be part of the Hospice’s  Big Stay Awake!

Sign up here registration is free and pledge to give up one night’s sleep between the Monday 21st February and Sunday 27th February 2022, just like our Health Care Assistants do most nights. Any sponsorship you raise will help us continue to provide this service and help prevent carer crisis.



You can do your stay awake however you want. Why not arrange a movie marathon or binge watch your favourite box sets on Netflix? However, you choose to do yours, make sure it’s safe and within the government guidelines.

We can give you hints and tips on how to maximise your fundraising and help raise as many hours of Hospice at Home Care as possible!

Last year it cost £154,186 to provide our Hospice at Home service

On average a night shirt is 9 hours long – which costs £112.23 – this works out at £12.47 per hour.

Could you give up one night’s sleep and see how many hours of Hospice at Home support you could raise in sponsorship!

Incentive Prize!!!

We want to reward you for your fundraising efforts and so all those who manage to raise £112.23 or more will be entered into a draw to win £200 of vouchers to put towards an overnight stay at a luxury hotel!!

The difference your support will make