Once again we are organising a Sleep Easy event for local businesses and individuals to help raise vital funds and to experience what it’s like to sleep rough for just one night. Whether you are a team of people or an individual we would be really grateful for your support.
Why Should you Help?
Aside from meeting other people and experiencing what it’s like to sleep rough you will be helping us to raise vital funds to carry on our work here in Sutton Coldfield and North Birmingham. Our projects at the moment include youth clubs for young people with special needs, detached youth work in the local community, support for young carers and of course our accommodation for young people.
What’s a Sleep Easy?
The YMCA Sleep Easy is a National fundraising event, intended to raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness whilst raising vital funds to support individual YMCA’s work with young people in many different ways. All funds raised at the Sutton Coldfield Sleep Easy event will be used for YMCA Sutton Coldfield programmes so you will be helping people in your local area.
A Sleep Easy event is a sponsored sleep out from 7pm to 7am in the open on one of the coldest nights of the year where participants have only a cardboard box for protection (and a sleeping bag for warmth if they’ve brought one!) It’s meant to be challenging but fun, as participants take the chance to support their local YMCA.
There will be a food on the evening, and hot drinks available during the night. As well as plenty of activities and games to keep you warm. And we provide the cardboard boxes!
How You Can Help
Sign up to sleep rough on Friday 31st March 2017. It costs £10 per person to sign up and we would love you to raise around £100 in sponsor money – if possible. Whether you are a business with a team of people or a couple of local people wanting to experience what it’s like to sleep rough we welcome all participants. To sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a donation – If you can’t participate you can donate here. £20 buys a home starter kit to help someone on the housing ladder or £80 buys a young carer a much needed break.