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Sleep Easy 2021
Could you leave your comfy bed for one night?

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

Sleep Easy 2021 will be a virtual event. We will host an official event on Friday 12 March 2021 from 7.00pm, but alternatively you can hold your own event at a date of your choice.

Our official event schedule will be as follows:

7.00pm   Start time: Convene  via Zoom for introductions, games and entertainment (Zoom link will be emailed out to Group Leads in advance)

9.00pm  Zoom chat will finish for younger audiences and those participants will be encouraged to attempt to sleep. Further entertainment will be provided online via Zoom.

11.00pm  Older participants will attempt to sleep!

6:30am  Saturday 13 March: We will reconnect on Zoom and share our experiences and mark the end of our fundraiser event.



To join, all you have to do is contact Helen at helen.arnott@ymcaessex.org.uk to register your place. You’ll need to let Helen know the following information:

  • Name of each participant
  • Ages of each participant
  • Whether you’ll be fundraising online or offline
  • Your full postal address (we will post you a joining pack and a branded YMCA Sleep Easy hat)
  • Email addresses for you/each member of your group (where applicable) so we can keep connected

If you are fundraising online, you can link your fundraising event to our Sleep Easy 2021 JustGiving ‘Campaign’. The link for this will be published very shortly.

If you are fundraising offline, you can download a sponsorship form here.

And of course, you, your club, group, school or family can hold your own Sleep Easy event on the date of your choice. Simply email helen.arnott@ymcaessex.org.uk, grab a sleeping bag and sleep somewhere other than your bed – such as your garden, lounge, kitchen floor, hallway or any other safe space.

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: SLEEPEASY21


Where do I get a sponsor form from?

Online donations can be made here


Who can register?

As this is a virtual group, it is open to anyone of any age or grouping.

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?


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 #SleepEasy21 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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