A charity sleepover event is coming to the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich this year – here’s everything you need to know.

On October 6 the charity Alabaré, supporting homeless and vulnerable ex-military servicemen and women, will be hosting a sleepover at the UNESCO World Heritage site in a bid to raise funds for its cause.

For the first time ever, participants will have the unique opportunity to sleep for the night on the flagstones beneath the colonnades of the historical site.

The annual BIG Sleep event is in its 15th year, with previous Big Sleeps being held at Salisbury Cathedral, Cwrych Castle, and the Tower of London in 2021.

The 2021 BIG Sleep raised £150,000 for the charity, helping to fund support for homeless veterans, providing accommodation and opportunities to develop skills.

News Shopper: The event is set to take place on October, 6 this yearThe event is set to take place on October, 6 this year (Image: Hugh Fox)

This year's host has previously had a longstanding role in housing sick and injured veterans.

In the past, the Old Royal Naval College housed more than 2,700 veterans, and will once again play a part in supporting veterans.

During the evening, attendees will be entertained with guest talks, as well as access to hot drinks and breakfast early the next morning.

Experienced staff will be on hand throughout the night and guests from the age of 14 years upwards in good health are eligible to take part.

Participants who want to take part in the event can sign up on the Alabaré website at alabare.co.uk/event/the-big-sleep-the-old-royal-naval-college.