On Friday 9th March we were joined by a great group of people who took part in Sleep Easy and slept rough so others don’t have to.
The weather wasn’t the best we have ever had. Rain lashed down all night long and made for a very wet and cold event, with lots of shelters becoming soggy and waterlogged. Despite the weather, moral remained high and we saw out the night.
Our participants took part in activities surrounding the theme of the event, and were treated to hot drinks before bedding down in their cardboard shelters to reflect on the issues facing homeless people in our town.
“It was my second year taking part in Sleep Easy. Last year we had quite mild weather, but this year was completely different. The rain certainly made it harder and I had a totally different experience. It really made me think about the way people living on the streets have to deal with the elements. YMCA Doncaster is a great charity and I’m even more determined to take part again next year to continue my support for the work they do.”
~ Martyn, Fundraiser
So how much did we raise?
We are still in the process of collecting sponsorship for the event, but we are pleased to announce that this years event raised a whopping £6818.68. Which is an absolutely amazing amount!
If you missed out on sponsoring us, please don’t worry, as you can still donate by clicking here.
Thank you to everyone who took part in Sleep Easy 2018 and to those who sponsored us and shared information about Sleep Easy via social media. The support shown for our participants as well as for YMCA Doncaster has been fantastic, we are very grateful.
Sleep Easy 2019
We are pleased to announce the next Sleep Easy event will be held on Friday 8th March 2019. For more information about the event and how to register to take part please click here.