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YMCA Guildford Looks For Local Heroes For Fundraising Sleep Out

Published on: 10 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 6 Feb, 2017

Local heroes are needed to take part in YMCA Guildford’s fundraising sleepout, Sleep Easy, on Friday, March 24.

YMCA Guildford, part of YMCA DownsLink Group, is providing safe accommodation and opportunities for young people who have been made, or are at risk of becoming, homeless. Sleep Easy is a national YMCA winter sleepout that raises vital funds and awareness of youth homelessness. 

It is asking local people to take part and give up their warm bed for one night under cardboard. It won’t be warm or comfortable but Sleep Easy raises thousands of pounds for the work of the YMCA and this is an opportunity to do something remarkable for the local community.

Guildford Sleep Easy 2016 participants the morning after the event.

The Guildford Sleep Easy event will once again take place in the Castle Grounds, making use of the Castle Green Bowling Club’s clubhouse. This is an unusual opportunity to sleep under the stars in an iconic location. 

There are many young people who, for a variety of reasons, find themselves with nowhere to call home. Last year across West Surrey, East and West Sussex YMCA DownsLink Group housed around 550 young people who would otherwise have been homeless.

The Sleep Easy event generates significant funds and this year money raised in Guildford will be used to help with the current redevelopment of Midwey House in Wharf Road, to increase accommodation for young people from 13 to 34 units.

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