What is Sleep Easy?
Each year YMCA Norfolk joins YMCAs from across England and Wales to take part in a mammoth Sleep Easy fundraising event with the aim of raising vital funds to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness.
Since its beginnings in 2010, YMCA Sleep Easy has seen over 7,000 people sleep rough across England in order to raise over £1.5 million for local YMCA services that assist young people in rebuilding their lives.
And so, from 7pm on Friday 10 March to 7am on Saturday 11 March, YMCA Norfolk is calling on supporters and fundraisers to join #SleepEasy2023.
Where do the funds go?
Every night YMCA Norfolk provides a safe home and support for over 330 vulnerable young people in Norfolk. Money raised from the event will go towards delivering much needed support for residents and vulnerable young people, including emergency accommodation, counselling, life coaching, employment support and much more.
We are keen to support our young people towards independent living, which means not only providing them with a roof over their head but also the chance to live independently and thrive as part of the community.
You can can sign up for the event via our registration form, alongside paying a small registration fee, which includes hot drinks, refreshments and a cooked breakfast. You’ll then be sent a participant pack which includes information on how to fundraise for the event and what to bring with you on the night! If you would like any further information in the meantime, please email our community fundraising officer, Elsie, on [email protected]
How else could I support?
You can help by sharing information and posts about the event from our social media pages – we’re on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. We use #YMCASleepEasy23 to keep everyone in the loop via social media.
You can also sponsor individuals taking part or donate directly to our Sleep Easy appeal. We’d welcome any donations or sponsorship for the event and would publicly recognise this support. Please get in touch with Elsie on the email address above if you would like to discuss sponsorship options.
1st Ashtons Legal Crew £2,270 raised 88 donations
2nd Poppy Lake £835 raised 83 donations
3rd Karen Vincent Chair Of Norfolk County Council £767 raised 39 donations
4th Rob Fenton £525 raised 33 donations
5th John Lee £410 raised 24 donations
6th Cromer Team £405 raised 24 donations
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