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Sleep Easy 2020

Sleep Easy 2020

Soon we’ll be able to confirm the date of our 2020 Sleep Easy event! Check back for announcements soon. In the meantime, the information below for our 2019 event can help tell you more about this important event.

“YMCA Essex believe that every young person should have a safe place to stay, with people they can trust. To those vulnerable young who fall short of this but have the good fortune to come into their care, YMCA Essex offer inspirational programmes to turn their lives around.  I have talked with several who have benefited from such care and support.  The YMCA Essex have given them the tools to become fully integrated and confident members of the community.  

“To enable YMCA Essex to continue this valuable and necessary work, they need funds.” – Lady Rosemary Ruggles-Brise, Honorary President of YMCA Essex

What is Sleep Easy?

2019 was our first annual sponsored sleep out.

Sleep Easy is a great opportunity for people to come together to raise awareness of homelessness and funds to support YMCA Essex’s work with vulnerable young people.

Participants brave the cold, sleep in a cardboard shelter for one night and get sponsored for their efforts.

For business groups, Sleep Easy is not only a challenging and eye opening experience but an opportunity to have fun, build your team and meet some of your corporate targets, so why not get involved?

When is Sleep Easy?

Our 2019 event has now taken place. Entries for 2020 will be open nearer the time.

How do I register?

Registration will be paper-based and you can download a form (below), collect a form from our reception desk or a member of staff.

 Download a Sleep Easy registration form 2019

Register your place on Eventbrite

Please hand your completed form to a member of staff and they will make sure your form is handed to Helen Arnott, our event organiser.  Helen will then make sure you are on our attendance list and that any dietary or medical needs you may have are noted. Please make sure that you provide staff with contact details on file in case of emergency.

Where do I get a sponsor form from?

Download a sponsor form

Online donations can be made here

What happens once I have registered?

We will send you an information pack containing all you need to know about the event and how to begin fundraising. We will then keep in contact with you via email, sending updates and further information closer to the event.

Who can register?

Anyone aged 14+. This can include individuals, business groups, youth groups, any individual or group that wishes to raise money for YMCA Essex.

Sleep Easy isn’t for me. How can I help?

You can help by sharing information and posts about the event from our Twitter and Instagram pages. We will be using #SleepEasy19 and #YMCASleepEasy to keep everyone in the loop via social media.

You can also sponsor individuals taking part or donate directly to the Sleep Easy appeal through JustGiving.

Here are some handy FAQs for you to read…

Download the FAQs Sleep Easy


Thank you to all our sponsors for Sleep Easy 2019

Back Inn Time, Pret, Colchester Foodbank, FareShare, Tesco Express and Asda’s.