Home Park Sleep Out

THERE is still time to sign up for a night to remember at Home Park in aid of three local charities.

The Home Park Sleep Out, devised in partnership with local law firm Portcullis Legals, invites members of the Green Army to switch the comfort of their beds for a night’s kip at the Theatre of Greens on Sunday, August 25. The event will raise money for the Shekinah Mission, St Luke’s Hospice and the Argyle Community Trust.

“I think it’s really important that businesses don’t just do business, they do good,” said Trevor Worth, managing director of Portcullis.

“We talked to Argyle about this two years ago and, in the re-developed stadium, it’s a really great opportunity to get local fans, and even people who don’t like football, to come and support three great charities.

“It’s not supposed to be glamorous. It’s all about coming in, with a sleeping bag, onesie, pyjamas, whatever you want. Sleep in the stand, wherever you want to, and try and experience what it’s like for some people out there to raise funds and awareness.”

There has been a groundswell of support from the local community for this eye-opening charity event, and members from the club’s staff have also signed up to not only support the event, but also participate in the Sleep Out – including the Pilgrims’ first-team Head of Performance Analysis, Jimmy Dickinson.

“I think it’s a fantastic thing to do,” said Jimmy. “It’s something that’s close to many people, and close to my heart.

"From the moment I came to Argyle, you can see the Vision and Values of the club. As a coaching staff, we just want to be a part of it and be involved as much as we can.”

Participants for the inaugural Home Park Sleep Out will arrive at the Theatre of Greens from 7:30pm on Sunday, August 25, and stay within the grounds until 7.30 the following morning, where a free breakfast will be provided by the charity organisation Rapid Relief Team – which provides voluntary catering provision to charitable organisations around the world – including for the homeless and at natural disasters.

If you want to participate in this uplifting community event at Argyle’s stadium, contact the Home Park Ticket Office on 01752 907700, email tickets@pafc.co.uk, or visit the shop in person.