28 June 2012

A donation from Charlie Monks, aged 7, brings this year’s Sleep Easy total to almost £3,000.

Sleep Easy is our winter fundraising event and encourages local people to spend a night ‘sleeping rough’ and raising sponsorship to support our work with vulnerable young people.

Charlie made his generous donation as he heard his mum making plans for her contribution to the event by running an all night cafe to support the fundraisers.

Charlie’s donation, along with the contributions from friends and family of all our Sleep Easy volunteers, will go directly to support the YMCA’s work with vulnerable young people in Doncaster.

Olivia Burton, a staff member at the YMCA and also Charlie’s Aunty, told us “Charlie’s always been a lovely kind boy. I’m really proud that he’s spared some of his pocket money to help young people in difficulty.  It just goes to show that we all have something to give.”

Sleep Easy is the YMCA’s fundraising sleep out event. For details of the latest event, please click here.