One night out can make a lifetime of difference

YMCA Humber is calling on local people to come together and sleep rough for one night to support local, homeless young people in Hull.

YMCA Humber’s Sleep Easy event will take place on Friday 1st February 2019 and see participants make their own shelters to sleep out in for one night, with the intention of raising awareness of homelessness issues and funds to help YMCA Humber and Hull – based charities to continue to support residents and young people.

This year’s event in Hull will take place at Wilberforce College, Salthouse Road and will run from 6pm on Friday 1st February 2019 to 6am the following morning. We are encouraging charities who work with a similar client group to join us on the night and raise money to support their own services. Humbercare, Child Dynamix, The Salvation Army and The Crossings will be joining us on the night.

You can register for the event by going to the Sleep Easy Fundraising site, which can be found at www.sleep-easy.co.uk

YMCA Humber has hosted Sleep Easy nights since 2010 and has raised £150,000 in that time. This money has helped support the vital work of local charities working with homeless people in the region.

It is hoped this year’s event will help us raise even more funds as the numbers of rough sleepers of all ages continues to rise and pressures mount on the housing market.

Debbie Cook, YMCA Humber Chief Executive, said:

We’re delighted to be hosting our 2019 Sleep Easy event at Willberforce College on 1st February

We know from our experience over the past 40 years that without the support that local homeless charities 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, to sign up to our Sleep Easy to help us support young people within our services today and into the future.

Local people interested in taking part in our 2019 Sleep Easy Campaign can go to the above link to register or contact Event Coordinator Leanne Kennedy on 07736 156 124 or at sleepeasy@ymca-humber.com