Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who took part in #SleepEasy2020 at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground on Friday 6th March.


We are absolutely overjoyed that with all your efforts we managed to raise an incredible …….



What is Sleep Easy?

 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 Derbyshire projects, impacting your community and helping those most in need.

Where do the funds go?

Each year we provide accommodation and a safe front door for over 300 individuals. Our specialist team of health and wellbeing workers, support workers and volunteers are able to offer a wide range of education, training, work preparation and wellbeing opportunities to help young people explore and identify their pathway, sustain or move into education, training and employment and on to independent living.

 As a direct result of Sleep Easy events we have been able to:

  •      Expand our accommodation provision to meet the increasing need for our services.
  • Employ additional Health and Wellbeing workers to support and empower our young people to move towards positive futures.

Please join us for Sleep Easy 2020 and help us to continue supporting those most in need in our city.

What does the Sleep Easy involve?

The night involves activities that best replicate what it’s like to actually sleep on the streets. You will be provided with hot refreshments and materials (cardboard boxes) to make a shelter.

Sleeping outside, you will experience what it’s like to get minimal sleep as you feel vulnerable to the elements and other people around.

At sunrise, hot drinks and breakfast will be available before you return back to normal life after just one night on the streets. Sadly, for thousands of young people, the reality is very different.

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.

Our Sleep Easy event gets bigger each year. We’d welcome any donations or sponsorship for the event and would publically recognise this support in an agreed and appropriate manor. Please call 01332 579558 or email to discuss sponsorship options.

Our vital work needs to continue in 2020. Sleeping rough for one night enables us to ensure young people like Mikey and Lily have a safe place to sleep and the support they need to enable them to belong, contribute and thrive.


Thank you for your support!