YMCA Humber Sleep Easy Event
Sleep Easy is an annual charity event organised by YMCA Humber to raise awareness about the issue of youth homelessness and to raise funds to support young people living in poverty and at risk of homelessness. Members of the public sleep rough for one night – raising funds as they do so.
Across the UK, and locally, homelessness services are experiencing an increase in demand for the support they offer. Rough sleeping is on the rise with there being an increase of 15% from 2016 to 2017, and an increase of 169% from 2010. Families are struggling to pay their household fuel bills, rent and mortgages. Many people have lost their jobs, and new employment opportunities are very scarce. These are very difficult times. YMCA Humber and our partners in the area are particularly concerned about prospects for our young people, especially those that have few qualifications and little or no work experience – these are the young people, perhaps, most likely to be living in poverty and at greatest risk of homelessness.
We now need the support of people in Humber Region to make this event a success. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to some disadvantaged young people in the year ahead.
For more information on this challenging but entertaining, charity fundraiser visit www.sleep-easy.co.uk