Friday 9 July

Ditch the duvet. Banish the blanket. Pack the pillow.  

Spend the night in the most unusual place you can think of while enjoying a star-studded evening of virtual entertainment. Join Jessica Hynes, Laura Hamilton and friends for a night your family will never forget.

Wherever you sleep, the money you raise or donate can help make dreams of a safe and happy childhood come true.


What is Boycott your Bed?

Boycott your Bed is back. On Friday 9 July, we’re challenging you to raise money by spending the night in the most unusual place you can think of.

Where will you sleep to challenge yourself? Will you camp out under the stars or under the stairs? Bunk down in the bathroom or the back garden? Wherever you choose to lay your head, you’ll be helping vulnerable children and families in desperate need.

Before you settle in for the night, join friends, family and colleagues for a star-studded evening of virtual entertainment with guests Jessica Hynes, Laura Hamilton and many more.

Boycott your Bed and bring hope to vulnerable UK children hit hardest by the pandemic.

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total sleepers


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Where could your fundraising go?


could provide an emergency food package for two families in crisis.


could buy a bed for a child who doesn’t have a comfortable place to sleep.


could provide an immediate, one-off grant to two families who need urgent help to cover the costs of essentials like food, bills or baby items.

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Event information

Event contact

In need of more information? We’re here to help!

Email us on [email protected]

You can also get in touch with our Supporter Services team on 0300 123 2112 to have a chat about the event or make a donation.

Are you interested in finding out more about other ways to support Action for Children?

Event FAQs

  • How do I Boycott my Bed?

    How you choose to Boycott your Bed is completely up to you. You could spend the night on your sofa, build a den in your living room, or pitch a tent in the back garden. As long as you’re not in bed, it’s all good!  

    Fancy more of a challenge? Then why not find the most unusual place in your home or garden and sleep there for the night? Just make sure it’s safe. Take a look at page 9 to see how some of our supporter Boycotted their Beds last year!  

    Remember to take a selfie or photo so we can see where you’re sleeping. Share your pictures with us on social media using #boycottyourbed 

  • What happens on the night?

    Get set up for the evening in your chosen Boycott your Bed spot. Make sure you join our virtual live stream event, which is accessible from any smartphone, tablet or computer with internet.  

    As well as fundraising fun, there’ll be lots of interactive activities to keep children entertained. You’ll also find out a bit more about Action for Children and the work we do.  

    We’ll share all the details on our website and social media channels. Keep an eye on your emails for news, too. 

  • Can my child take part in Boycott your Bed?

    Of course! We encourage families to take part together. There’s no age limit. But we’ll give you details about the activities before the event, so you know what to expect. There will be lots of activities for children before bedtime. As the evening progresses and the little ones are asleep, you can expect activities and entertainment for the grown ups