Sleep Easy Event Raises £5,500
Local people, staff and volunteers have helped to mark YMCA Mendip’s 125th year by raising homelessness awareness and sleeping rough during their Sleep Easy event. The event took place on Friday, 3rd March at Frome Youth and Community Centre and the charity has already raised over £5,500, with donations still coming in.
The money raised will be used to support YMCA Mendip’s services for young people locally. Although the charity is part of the international YMCA movement, it is an independent autonomous charity, working with young people and communities in Mendip.
Karen Collins YMCA Senior Fundraiser, said: “We’re thrilled with the success of Sleep Easy 2017 and I’d like to thank everyone who took part and spent the night out with us. I would also like to extend my thanks to La Strada in Frome and their food suppliers La Chasse, Fine Foods, Foots Eggs and Arthur David for providing us with a very welcome breakfast, and to Safestore for supplying cardboard boxes.”
Karen Deverell, Chief Executive said: “We are already working on our next Sleep Easy event, and we would ask that anyone who is interested in raising money to help fund our work with young people, to sign up as friends of YMCA Mendip or make a donation online via our website”.
If you are interested in making a donation or volunteering for YMCA Mendip please visit mendipymca.org.uk