Could you sleep out for one night to help those at risk of homelessness and poverty?

YMCA Derbyshire & Padley@YMCA Derbyshire Sleep Easy is back on the 8th March 2024 at the Incora County Cricket Ground. We will be inviting you to challenge yourself to sleep out under the stars so that others don’t have to.

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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 plummeting 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 the those who sleep rough every year 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 youth and community teams to continue providing vital support to our young people, individuals and communities most in need including; therapeutic 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.

What’s Included In Your Registration Fee?

Hot drinks throughout the night – please feel free to bring a flask to fill up.

Snacks and breakfast when you wake up.

A cardboard box to sleep in or please feel free to bring your own.

Worried About Having to Raise a Set Amount of Money?

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.

What Happens on The Night?

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.

What Happens Once I’ve Registered?

Our fundraising team will contact you with all the information you need to set up your fundraising page and get prepared for the event itself.

Raising Money across Derbyshire:

All money raised from the evening will go towards delivering vital support including Psychotherapy sessions, confidence building and well-being activities, employability programmes and exciting trips which many may have never experienced before. Access to a warm, safe space providing free food and shower facilities for those choosing between heating and eating and support and advice on a range of issues including health care, welfare, housing and debt. This support is integral to enable people accessing YMCA Derbyshire’s and Padley’s services to move along their positive pathway and into education, employment and independent living.

Business Sponsorship

Could your business sponsor a box for Sleep Easy 2024? Email for sponsorship enquiries:

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How Else Could I Support?

You can help by sharing information and posts about the event from our Facebook and Twitter pages. We use #YMCASleepEasy to keep everyone in the loop via social media.

You can also sponsor individuals taking part or donate directly to our Sleep Easy appeal.

Or, if Sleep Easy is not your thing, you can fundraise in lots of different ways. Read more HERE.

We’d welcome any donations or sponsorship for the event and would publicly recognise this support in an agreed and appropriate manner. Please email to discuss sponsorship options.

Doing Your Own Sleep Easy?

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!


Contact Number: 01332774480

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