Friday 11 March 2022
Thank you to our team of over 30 Sleep Easy participants who swapped their warm comfy bed for a cardboard box and sleeping bag to raise the profile of homelessness. An incredible £10,000+ has been raised so far to help YMCA East Surrey’s work with youth homelessness and unemployment and this is still going up.
You can still support our Sleep Easy fundraisers by making a donation
One night can make a lifetime of difference #YMCASleepEasy
Help us raise vital funds to support young people facing homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic has sadly added to the challenges of those without secure housing, and statistics show that homelessness cases are on the increase.
Many young people are experiencing issues such as domestic abuse, leaving care, family breakdown or mental health issues. As a result, they become homeless because it’s safer to leave home than stay, or they simply have nowhere to go. We are also seeing an increase in Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children who come to us with nothing.
At YMCA Hillbrook House and our move-on properties, we provide young people with a home. Any amount you can fundraise will go towards our Employment Support Fund, which provides financial support to our young residents to gain access to employment, education or training.