Sleeping rough so other don’t have to…
- Last year, a young person was made homeless every hour in England and hundreds of young people spent at least one night on the streets.
- Young people experiencing homelessness believe the public don’t care about them.
The aim is simple: spend a night challenging yourself to sleep rough, raising money to help change the lives of local people. All the money raised goes directly to YMCA Mendip & South Somerset projects, impacting your community and helping those most in need.
Sign up to our Sleep Easy today and help YMCA Mendip & South Somerset support more young people find a safe place to stay and access the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives.
One night can make a lifetime of difference.
If you would like to take part in our Sleep Easy event, taking place at Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road on Saturday 16th March, please contact our Fundraising Department via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01749 679553 to receive an information pack and application form
All application forms must be received no later than Monday 4th March 2019.
This event is open to anyone. Individuals, groups of friends, teams of colleagues, or even families. Make this a sleep over that makes a difference.
If you are unable to take part in the sleep out, but would like to make a donation please click here and in the message box please reference Sleep Easy 2019.
Maybe you could provide support for this event in another way?
Could your organisation sponsor this event and help us to cover any costs involved?
Maybe your company could provide cardboard boxes for our participants to use as a shelter?
If you could provide some sort of food or drink for this event, please get in touch.
Maybe you play a musical instrument, or you’re a magician and would like to provide some light hearted entertainment for half an hour?
Maybe you could provide some resources so that we can put together an activity pack for any children under 12 that wish to take part (u18’s need to be accompanied, anyone under 12 will sleep inside with accompanying adult)
Support of any kind is always appreciated.
We don’t aim to replicate the experience of what some of our residents have been through if they slept rough, but instead, raise awareness and funds to prevent more young people having no option but to spend a night on the streets.
If anyone sees a rough sleeper, they should call the rough sleeper referral line, StreetLink, on 0300 500 0914 or refer online at www.streetlink.org.uk