Sleep Rough to Raise Awareness
Date: 26th February 2016
Time: 7pm till 7am
Sleep Easy is a YMCA fundraising initiative raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. Since the event began in 2010, almost 1 million pounds have been raised by hundreds of people across the UK who chose to sleep rough for just one night to support their local YMCAs.
The aim is simple: spend a night sleeping rough at this year's event location, which is Viking Storage in Bedford, who are partnering with us to highlight the issue of homelessness and raise vital funds to support our work as your local YMCA. Your money goes directly to our YMCA Bedfordshire projects; impacting your community and helping our service users build a brighter future. Folk like B, who found himself homeless and sleeping rough for a week on an old sofa before being housed in one of our supported hostels where he got things back on track, rebooted his education and was named Academic Sports Student of the Year 2014/15.
To take part in SleepEasy Classic and SleepEasy Extreme 2016 you must be 15 or over and be in relatively good health. If you are under 15 then please sign up to be a SleepEasy Sofa Surfer.
The Event starts at 7pm and runs for 12 hours, with participants leaving no earlier than 7am the next morning. You can come alone and make new friends or bring a group of friends with you.
Please read or download our Participants Pack HERE which will give you lots of helpful information and if you want to remind yourself of the terms and conditions you agreed to you can find those HERE.
Create your online donation page here via our dedicated JustGiving event page.
We are so pleased to be supported and sponsored this year by our friend Viktor and his friends from Viking Self Storage. “Viking Self Storage is pleased to be working alongside YMCA Bedfordshire for its annual Sleepeasy Event” said Charlie Schneider, Viking’s area sales manager “It’s a worthy cause, and not only are we happy about being part of the event, but looking forward to hosting it outside our facility in Bedford. Even Viktor will be taking part and sleeping rough for the night, he’ll be hoping his Nordic clothing will keep him warm”