24 January 2024

For one night only, YMCA Derbyshire and Padley@YMCA Derbyshire is asking businesses, schools and individuals in Derby and Derbyshire to come together under the stars to raise vital funds in aid of young people and communities at risk of facing homelessness and/or poverty.

Sleep Easy 2024

On Friday 8th of March 2024 attendees will be joining together at The Incora County Ground car park to sleep out for one night, so others don’t have to.

 

 

Where the funds raised go

Money raised from the event will go towards enabling YMCA Derbyshire and Padley@YMCA Derbyshire to continue providing vital support for those at risk of facing homelessness. This includes; employability support, mentoring, volunteering and diversionary activities to improve mental and physical wellbeing.

Making health and wellbeing a priority

Money raised from YMCA Sleep Easy 2024 will go towards enabling YMCA Derbyshire to continue providing vital support for those at risk of facing homelessness/poverty. This includes; employability support, mentoring, volunteering and diversionary activities and 1-2-1 talking therapy with our psychotherapist to improve our beneficiaries mental and physical wellbeing.

 

One young person who has accessed talking therapy at YMCA Derbyshire said:

 

“I am capable of being positive. My life isn’t so negative. I am thinking about what I would like to do in the future. I thought I wasn’t able to think positively but obviously I am as I just did.”

 

YMCA Derbyshire’s Sleep Easy will take place at 7pm on the 8th March 2024 and run until 7am 9th of March. The team will also provide a cardboard box to sleep in and attendees are advised to wrap up in plenty of layers!

Sleep Easy 2024

Gillian Sewell, CEO at YMCA Derbyshire said:

 

“We are extremely grateful to every individual, family and business that gets behind our Sleep Easy events, either through participating or sponsoring others to do so. It is truly down to the funds raised at events such as this, that we can achieve such positive outcomes for the people we serve.

 

With the emerging cost-of-living crisis, we are seeing a significant increase in those experiencing poverty and or at risk of homelessness we are hoping to make Sleep Easy 2024 our biggest event yet. But we need your help.

 

Therefore, we urge individuals, families and businesses to come together and spend one night sleeping out so others don’t have to. We often say it’s the most unusual networking event you’ll attend all year.

 

One night really can make a life time difference to those who need it most”.

 

Sign up for Sleep Easy 2024

For more information about Sleep Easy, or to get in touch with the fundraising team at YMCA Derbyshire please visit www.ymcaderbyshire.org.uk/sleepeasy/ or email fundraising@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk

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