Sleeping rough so others don’t have to.

A staple part of our fundraising since 2010, Sleep Easy has seen more than 7,000 people sleep rough to raise more than £1.5m for local YMCA services that help young people rebuild their lives.

YMCAs are asking supporters to sleep out, so others don’t have to, by taking part in special Sleep Easy events all over England and Wales.

Get involved by speaking to your local YMCA and help us raise awareness of the dangers of rough sleeping and youth homelessness.


YMCA England & Wales have also produced a briefing note which sets out the current state of homelessness across the country as well as new insights into how young people who are homeless feel the public perceive them.


One night can make a lifetime of difference.

Sleep Easy events

YMCA Burton

Date: Friday 8 November 2019
Location: Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0AR (The Xtreme Sleepout takes place in St Modwens Church Graveyard.)

Tickets: £10 (half price for under 18s)

Further Information: Find out more and sign up at YMCA Burton’s website.


YMCA Bournemouth

Date: Saturday 16 November 2019

Time: 6:45pm – 8:00am

Location: Bournemouth Sports Club (Chapel Gate)

Further Information: Visit YMCA Bournemouth’s website to register and for more information.