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Every night millions of children across the world are forced to survive on the streets. Can you get through just one night?

Sleep rough for one night on Friday 24 October in Spitalfields Market, London and join Street Child World Cup in support of street children across the world and in the UK for our sponsored sleep out. We’re delighted to announce that the girls from Team England will be joining us sharing their experiences of SCWC Rio 2014.

Street children are somebodies, yet so often vulnerable, alone and ignored. They are denied their basic human rights. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Street Child World Cup stands together with street children and the organisations that support them, providing a global platform for their voices to be heard.

Benson, 16, is a survivor of the streets; he captained Team Kenya at the Street Child World Cup and since returning home has been invited to sit on the County Children’s Assembly acting as an ambassador for Kenya’s street children.

My goal at the Street Child World Cup was to show my friends, who are still on the streets, that even they are important and they can come out of the streets.

My dream for the future is to be a lawyer, so I can help those [street] children. I can fight for them.”

The Big City Sleep event will ensure the voices of street children remain in the spotlight raising awareness and funds in support of street children across the world.

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Sign up for the Big City Sleep here

24 October 2014, 7pm – 7am, Spitalfields Market, London 

Food will be provided on the night, thanks to Smiths of Spitalfields. Before bedtime there will be Brazilian dance lessons, the chance to contribute to our cardboard favela, a silent disco and film screening – but be under no illusion this is a real challenge.

To sign up, CLICK HERE to fill in your details, and our fundraising team will be in touch to help get you started!

The registration fee is £25, and the fundraising target is only £150.

Already registered?  Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving here.

For more info email | events@streetchildunited.org or call 020 324 4737

Supported by Deutsche Bank Born to Be and StreetSmart

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  • “I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

    David Beckham OBE
  • “When ever people come across me they laugh. It seems like my mouth is zipped because they talk for us. I wish they could give us a chance to talk for ourselves.”

    Mbali, 15, Durban
  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, sales a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder