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Sleep Easy 2025

YMCA Derbyshire Sleep Easy is back for 2025. Could you challenge yourself to sleep out for one night so that others don’t have to? Sleep Easy 2025 will be hosted at the Incora County Ground on the 7th of March 2025.

What is Sleep Easy?

Sleep Easy is a fundraising initiative raising money to help change the lives of people at risk of facing homelessness and/or poverty locally. Scores of brave participants will be swapping their warm beds for sleeping bags, braving low temperatures and hunkering down beneath the stars for one night.

We ask people to take on this tough challenge with a mission to raise awareness of those facing homelessness and raise vital funds to help our YMCA continue to support those most in need.

How Does Sleep Easy Help:

Each night we provide housing for 225 individuals, all of whom temporarily find themselves without a place to live. Alongside this we provide a whole host of services for individuals in our community including warm safe spaces, access to home cooked meals and food parcels, support and advice on a range of issues including healthcare, welfare, housing and debt.

Funds raised from Sleep Easy enables our teams to continue providing vital support to our young people, individuals and communities most in need including; counselling, daily activities including sports, arts and crafts, horticulture, wellbeing, volunteer opportunities and work placements programmes all with the aim of supporting those we serve to move along their positive pathways away and to belong, contribute and thrive.

Sleep Easy FAQ's

  • Hot drinks throughout the night and following morning – please feel free to bring a flask to fill up.
  • Hot food
  • A cardboard box to sleep in or please feel free to bring your own.

You can set your own fundraising target. Every penny raised makes a difference to the work YMCA Derbyshire and Padley@YMCA Derbyshire are doing to support those affected by homelessness and or poverty.

The evening has an informal feel with time spent networking and chatting round the campfire. We have our annual ‘Customise Your Box’ competition and there is no set ‘bed time’! You would be more than welcome to sit round the camp fire chatting all night if you wish.

Once you have purchased a ticket you will receive an email from our fundraising team with your participant pack and information about how to get started with your fundraising, thank you we look forward to seeing you there.

We’d welcome any donations or sponsorship for the event and would of course recognise this support. Please call 01332 579558 or email fundraising@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk to discuss sponsorship options.

If you would like to do your own Sleep Easy on the same or different day at a location of your choice, please contact us and we will support you!

Email: fundraising@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk

Contact Number: 01332 579558

YMCA Derbyshire Sleep Easy is hosted at the The Incora County Ground, Nottingham Rd, Derby DE21 6DA.

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