Sleep Easy

Sleep rough so others don’t have to!

One night can make a lifetime of difference.

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On Friday 29th March 2019, we will be sleeping out overnight at the Gracechurch Centre in Sutton Coldfield from 7pm – 7am to raise awareness and money to prevent youth homelessness.

Get a group together, bring a friend or family member and make a night of it! Join us and spend the night in your own cardboard home to support this great cause and raise money for local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield.

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On of last year’s participants Kate, shares her experience

“The experience of sleeping rough for the night made me think a lot about what homeless people have to endure every night. I hope that the money raised will help to provide somewhere safe to sleep for those in need.” 

Last year, we raised an amazing £10k! This year, we’d like to double that figure and reach our target of £20k. But to do this, we need your help!

To start fundraising, please click here to set up your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. This link should pre-populate the event details for you making set-up quicker and easier.

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Share your #YMCASleepEasy journey and stories on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you’d like to get involved or if you have any questions at all about the event, please contact Anita Ellis on 0121 354 5614.

In particular, we’re on the lookout for a band / musicians who would be willing to donate a couple of hours live entertainment during the early part of the evening. If you know of anyone, we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch on 0121 354 5614.


Where exactly is the event taking place? 

The sleepout will take place at:

The Gracechurch Centre
210A Parade
Sutton Coldfield
B72 1PA

Is it safe?

There will be Security Guards at the event to ensure the safety of everyone taking part. All entrances and exits to the area where we will be sleeping will be secure and sealed off with barriers.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to everyone and you must be in good health to take part. We welcome  and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event is in the centre of Sutton Coldfield and is easily accessible by Bus, Train or Car. The nearest Train Station is Sutton Coldfield and is a short walk from the Gracechurch Shopping Centre. Sutton town centre is also on a main bus route with the bus stops situated in the town cenre a few hundred metres from the event location. There is also a car park on site which closes at 8pm and reopens at 8am.

What do I need to bring with me to the event?

We will provide you with a large cardboard box to sleep in as well as craft materials to decorate your cardboard home! You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or blankets and warm, waterproof clothing.

What facilities are available throughout the evening?

The main Gracechurch toilets (next to Barclays Bank) will be open and available for our use throughout the evening. Hot food and drink will also be provided throughout the evening.