On Saturday 17 November, we are holding the largest outdoor Sleep Easy event the town has ever seen.
We are inviting individuals, groups and companies to help us combat local homelessness and support our efforts enabling homeless individuals to return to independent accommodation and a positive long-term future.
On the evening of The Big Sleep Easy, participants will build shelters out of cardboard boxes, wrap up warm and then sleep outside for the night in a community effort to help combat local homelessness.
We’re encouraging you and/or your team to ask your friends, family and customers if they will sponsor you to spend a night in the cold – protected only by your cardboard shelter, sleeping bag and determination! – for the sake of a good cause.
How much could you, or you and your team, raise by spending an evening out under the stars?
A big ‘thank you’ to the local organisations already taking part:
Ramada Encore Hotel
Hemsley Financial Services
Green Light Electrical Installations
BH Living magazine
Calvary Pentecostal Church
All Together Care
Corbin & Co
Harold J Walker
PKF Frances Clark
Newnhan and Jordan Solicitors
WHERE: Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate, East Parley, Christchurch BH23 6BD
WHEN: 6.45pm Saturday 17th November 2018 till 8am Sunday 18th November 2018
WHY: To aid our fight against homelessness and make a real difference to people’s lives
To be sent an events pack or if you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07897 563 473.
Since YMCA Sleep Easy events began in 2010, over £1 million has been raised across the UK. See what it’s all about below:
Please use our local contact details above rather than those at the end of the video.
Businessman Mehdi Zadeh, owner of the Tiien Hotel and Restaurants, was supported by us when he lost a previous business and found himself homeless.
“YMCA Bournemouth gave me a sense of family, talked to me, advised me, arranged courses and gave me the space to unravel what happened. I had a place where I was safe.
“They can change your life: they changed mine.”