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Sleep Easy 2020
Could you swap your comfy bed for a cardboard box and a sleeping bag?

At Sleep Easy, you do just that for one night to raise awareness for homelessness in your community. We can’t promise you a comfortable night, but we can promise you an inspiring one.

Sleep Easy 2020 was due to take place on Friday 13 March. Unfortunately we had to postpone this event due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule for later this year.

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?


How to join

Please complete your registration either through Eventbrite or by completing a paper-based registration form.

Click here to register and pay for your place online

Sleep Easy registration form 2020 (download)

We ask that all participants pay a £5.00 registration fee. This will help contribute towards the cost of your Sleep Easy hat and food for the night. We encourage you to pay your registration fee ahead of time, so that we can create the best event for you, but we can take cash payment on the night for those unable to pay electronically. You can pay through Eventbrite, BACS or on the night. Please use SLEEPEASY as your reference if you submit a paper-based registration form and need to pay your fee via bank transfer.

Bank: Barclays Bank
Account number: 90280828
Sort Code: 201995
Reference: SLEEPEASY


Where do I get a sponsor form from?

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 11+. This can include individuals, business groups, youth groups, any individual or group that wishes to raise money for YMCA Essex. Anyone between the ages of 11 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian, not a sibling).

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 #SleepEasy20 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 our FAQs for Sleep Easy


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