YMCA HUMBER have launched their annual SLEEP EASY 2019. With support from Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Wilberforce Sixth Form College and Ultimate Packing ltd, next year’s event is set to be a real showstopper!
YMCA Humber is calling on local people to come together and take part in our 10th Anniversary Sleep Easy Fundraiser and sleep rough for one night to support local, homeless young people.
This year’s event will take place on Friday 1st February 2018 between 6pm and 6am and will see supporters sleep out for one night to raise awareness of the hundreds of young people who sleep rough every year, as well as raise funds to help YMCA Humber and other local Charities to support residents and young people in their services.
Participants will spend the night out with shelter building and fun activities throughout the evening. Registration for the event is free.
YMCA Humber has hosted Sleep Easy nights since 2010 and raised over £150,000 in that time to support local Charities providing services to some of the most vulnerable people in the area.
This year YMCA Humber are looking to raise funds to support the development of ‘Trinity Village’ at our Peaks Lane site, a project that will reinvigorate the current site and bring it into the 21st Century. Trinity Village will provide quality accommodation and support services and training and education facilities on-site, in addition to sport, recreation and outdoor facilities for Village Residents and the community.
Helen Pine, YMCA Humber Acting Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting our 2019 Sleep Easy event at Freshney Place on 1st February and we would like to thank them for supporting our event for the sixth year running.
“We know from our experience over the past 40 years that without the support we offer, many more young people would be sleeping on the streets and have less options and less chance of realising their potential.”
“We are calling on the local community, old and young, to sign up to our Sleep Easy to help us support our services today and into the future. One night out can make a lifetime of difference.”
Jeremy Hodson, Financial Director at Ultimate Packaging and Business Hive member said: “I thoroughly enjoyed Sleep Easy 2018 and will certainly be looking to do it again in 2019.
“It was enjoyable to meet some great new people and at the same time raise much needed funds for the charities.
“It’s definitely not an attempt to replicate rough sleeping but being out in the cold on a Friday night in the town centre, listening to the late-night noise, even in the safe environment we were in, does give you a little insight into how uncomfortable and potentially frightening sleeping on the streets would be.
“As a major local employer, it’s very important to us to offer support where we can to local people and put something back into our local community; I will certainly be encouraging my colleagues at Ultimate Packaging to take part in Sleep Easy 2019 and I would encourage others to do the same”.
YMCA Humber is one of 133 local YMCAs in England and Wales that, together, support more than 200,000 young people every year.