Sleep Easy

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 are coming together between Friday 3 and Friday 10 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.

Sleep Easy locations

Bedfordshire – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: Viking Self Storage, Caxton Road, Elms Farm Industrial Estate, Bedford, MK41 0HP
  • Contact: sleepeasy@ymcabedfordshire.org / 01234 264107
  • £10-15 registration fee
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Cambridge – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: St Catharine’s College Sports Ground, Cambridge
  • Contact: fundraising@theymca.org.uk / 01733 373188
  • £10 registration fee
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Cheltenham – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre, Arle Road, Cheltenham GL51 8LE
  • Contact: info@cheltenhamymca.com
  • £10 registration fee / £100 suggested sponsorship
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Coventry – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE
  • Contact: events@ymca-cw.org.uk / 02476 597009
  • £10-20 registration fee
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Doncaster – Friday 10 March

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Exeter – Saturday 4 March

  • Venue: Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU
  • Contact: 01392 410530 / bush@ymcaexeter.org.uk
  • £10 registration fee / £150 target sponsorship
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Frome – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: Frome Youth and Community Centre, Vallis Road, Frome
  • Contact: kcollins@mendipymca.org.uk / 01749 679553
  • £10 registration fee/ £100 suggested sponsorship
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Lincoln – Friday 3 March

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Milton Keynes – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: YMCA Milton Keynes, 1 North Sixth Street, Milton Keynes, MK9 2NR
  • Contact: christine@mkymca.com / 01908 295600
  • £10 registration fee
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Norwich – Saturday 4 March

  • Venue: Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5ES
  • Contact: knights@ymcanorfolk.org / 01603 621263
  • £10 registration fee
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Redhill – Saturday 4 March

  • Venue: YMCA Sports & Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6JJ
  • Contact: challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk / 01737 779979
  • £10 registration fee
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Romford – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: YMCA Thames Gateway, 29 Rush Green, Romford, RM7 0PH
  • Contact: 01708 766211 / romford@ymcatg.org
  • £10 registration fee
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Somerset – Friday 3 March

  • Venue: George Williams Centre, Friarn Avenue, Bridgewater, Somerset, TA6 3RF
  • Contact: info@ymca-sc.org
  • £10 registration fee / £50 sponsorship
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Southend – Saturday 4 March

  • Venue: Southend YMCA, Newlands, 85 Ambleside Drive, Southend, SS1 2FY
  • Contact: sleepeasy@southendymca.org.uk / 01702 301301
  • £10 registration fee / £100 suggested sponsorship
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Wolverhampton – Friday 3 March

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Other events and information

Thank you to self-storage company, Safestore, which is donating cardboard boxes to seven local YMCAs involved in the Sleep Easy Week.

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 Suffolk, which is asking people to sleep out in Lowestoft on Friday 24 February;  YMCA Downslink Group, which is hosting events in Horsham, Guildford and Brighton & Hove on Friday 24 March; and YMCA Cardiff (Friday 31 March).

One night can make a lifetime of difference.