Sleep Easy 2018 Event Update
Date: Friday 9 March 2018
Time: 7pm – 7am
Location: The Parish of the Holy Innocents Church, 134 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EL
The Sleep Easy event on Friday 9th March was a big success, with £20,000 raised so far for the hostel, and still counting!
The group of people who offered to sleep rough and to raise funds for YMCA North London was 30-strong, they braved a wet night to sleep out in the grounds of our local church, Holy Innocents Hornsey. We are so grateful to everyone who took part for being brave enough to sleep out and for their brilliant fundraising efforts!
On the night Catherine West MP and Haringey Councillor Elin Weston came along to show their support for the cause. We enjoyed excellent food and drink, heard some words of insight into homelessness and enjoyed some stand-up comedy.
A special shout-out goes to the residents that came along and all the people who volunteered their time and talent to make the event such a success!
Reginald Parkinson YMCA North London Chief Executive: “This was a great and successful event and YMCA North London would like to thank our partner organisations, and in particular The Holy Innocent Church and to everyone involved in making this event so popular and positive”.
“To raise so much money in a very short of period of time to support our work with homeless people is exceptional. Special thanks to all those that slept out in such adverse condition, sponsors, volunteers and staff that provided meals and security on the night, our hostel residents and all those involved in promoting this event in various ways, and those that attended to offer support”.
What is Sleep Easy and where does the money raised go to?
Sleep Easy is a fundraising event organised by YMCAs to help our young homeless people build a better future.
It entails sleeping out for the night to raise funds and raise awareness of the hardship young, homeless people endure on a night rough sleeping.
The funds raised will introduce new projects and activities for our young residents at YMCA North London to prepare them for move-on.
Donations & Sponsorship
If you prefer you can support the event by making a donation on our JustGiving page or text YMNL18 to 70070 with your donation (i.e. £10,£20, £30).
We also welcome sponsorship options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8340 6088 to discuss further.