YMCAs are asking supporters to sleep out so others don’t have to this year by taking part in special Sleep Easy events all over England and Wales.
A staple part of our fundraising since 2010, Sleep Easy has seen more than 6,000 people sleep rough to raise £1m for local YMCA services that help young people rebuild their lives.
Fifteen YMCAs as far afield as Doncaster, Exeter, Cambridgeshire and Coventry came together in March for our National YMCA Sleep Easy Week. Get involved by speaking to your local YMCA and help us raise awareness of the dangers of rough sleeping and youth homelessness.
Other events are taking place across England and Wales at other times throughout the year. Visit your local YMCA website to find out if there is an event in your area.
Already confirmed for this year are YMCA Downslink Group, which is hosting events in Horsham, Guildford and Brighton & Hove on Friday 24 March; YMCA Cardiff; YMCA West London at QPR Stadium and YMCA Derbyshire at Derbyshire County Cricket Club all on Friday 31 March.
One night can make a lifetime of difference.
Thank you to self-storage company, Safestore, which is donating cardboard boxes to seven local YMCAs involved in the Sleep Easy Week.