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Sleep Easy 2017
Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 19:00 – Sat, 4 Mar 2017, 07:00 GMT
The aim is simple: Get sponsored by friends, family and colleagues to spend a night sleeping rough and to help Cheltenham YMCA raise awareness of homelessness throughout Gloucestershire and help vulnerable young people build a future.
Are there minimum age requirements to enter Sleep Easy?
You have to be over 18 to take part on your own for Sleep Easy.
If under 18 you must be accompaied by a participating parent/guardian who is aged 25 or over.
Do I need sponsors?
To take part in our event we askyou to commit to raising a minimum of £100. This can be through sponsorship, or however you decide best. In asking for sponsorship you are also raising awareness of the issue of homelessness and the work of Cheltenham YMCA locally to address this issue
Is there any parking?
There will be no parking on site so we ask that you travel by public transport (the A bus stops right outside the centre on Arle Road) or arrange for someone to drop you off. We cannot guarantee that parking will be available. Cheltenham YMCA does not accept liability for the loss of or damage to any vehicle left in the area overnight.
Do I have to sleep out all night?
To provide real insight into what it is like for a homeless young person sleeping on the streets of our town we would encourage you to sleep out for the whole night. As a small incentive, the event will end with a delicious hot breakfast for those who make it through till morning!
Do i need to bring my own box?
No. We will provide all who sign up with a large cardboard box on the night to sleep in (thanks to Abbey Business Supplies!).
Is it safe to sleep out all night?
Yes. There will be YMCA staff present and awake throughout the night to make sure all participants feel safe and supported during the event. The police are fully aware and supportive of the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Bring your ticket along and this will help with get you signed in and registered quickly.