Tranmere Rovers, with the support of Wirral Ark and the Paul Lavelle foundation, will once again be raising money and awareness for homelessness.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the format has had to be adapted to suit the current guidelines provided by the government. Therefore, this year’s event will be named Kip on the Couch. Participants will be able to take part from the comfort and safety of their own home, all whilst raising important money for the charities!
Tranmere Rovers supporter Kayleigh Worsley, a regular participant of Kip on the Kop in recent years, has pledged her support again this year by taking part in Kip on the Couch.
We spoke to her to get her thoughts on the importance of the work being done by the Club and supporting charities.
Why do you take part in Kip on The Kop?
I take part in Kip on the Kop because I want to raise funds for an amazing charity in Wirral Ark. I also want support a local charity and do my best to raise awareness with much money as I can.
Why do you think it’s important to raise awareness for the cause?
It’s important to raise awareness because more and more people on the Wirral/ Liverpool and anywhere for that matter are becoming homeless, it is heartbreaking to see. The more people that can get involved, that only raises for awareness for the plight that these people go through.
How do you feel about taking part from home this year?
I don't think it will make it any less important, as myself and others will be raising as much awareness and funds as we can to help such an important charity. Either doing Kip on The Kop or Kip on the couch, myself and three of my friends will be doing it together via Zoom.
Why should other people get involved in the event this year?
Not enough people are aware of the charity’s work and the effort they put into helping the homeless community. The housing, food, clothing. It's endless the limits these people go to. It's only fair that I and others use up a small amount of our own time to help raise awareness for such a brilliant cause.
We’re hoping to raise awareness around the issues of homelessness and domestic abuse and we will also be hoping for vital funds to help us continue our work.
Places are limited so please register as soon as possible. Social distancing measures will be in place. Registration is just £10 per person with a sponsorship target of £50 per person, although we do ask that you raise as much as you can! Participants provide their own warm clothing and sleeping bag.
Participants must be aged 18 or over and no alcohol or dogs will be permitted within the stadium. Fundraising packs download links & info will be sent out to participants once registered.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or for event partner sponsor opportunities.
Event coverage and fundraising
All charities involved in the event will be live streaming and posting throughout the night to show how the event is going and get the stories of the people involved in the sleepout. We will also be hoping to raise money through online and multi-media donations during the course of the event. Donation buttons will be posted on the night and in the lead up.
Also, our text donation facility is now live – Just text KOTK to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text KOTKNOINFO to 70085.