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YMCA Bedfordshire SleepEasy March 2018 (Bedford Location)

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Viking Self Storage

Caxton Road

Elms Farm Industrial Estate

Bedford

MK41 0HP

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BEDFORD Location Only - If you wish to register for our LUTON Event Location email sleepeasy@ymcabedfordshire.org


Did You Know Bedford is 9th in the UK for roughsleeping figures with a count of 59.

This means we currenlty have more people living on our streets than Birmingham.


Sleep Easy is a YMCA fundraising initiative raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable people. Since the event began in 2010, almost £1million pounds have been raised by hundreds of people across the UK who chose to sleep rough for just one night to support their local YMCAs.

The aim is simple: spend a night sleeping rough at our event headquarters to highlight the issue of homelessness and raise vital funds to support our work as your local YMCA.

To take part in SleepEasy 2018 you must be 10 or over (if you are under 10 check out how you can get involved as a SleepEasy SofaSurfer) and be in relatively good health. The Event starts at 7pm with participants leaving no earlier than 6am the next morning. You can come alone and make new friends or bring a group of friends with you; children 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you haven’t taken part before please see our list of recommended items to bring with you as well as the terms and conditions for the event, both of which can be found on the SleepEasy page on our website HERE.




This year we are offering 2 ways to get involved depending on your age.

Classic SleepEasy 2018

For those of us who simply want to sleep out so that others don't have to, the classic SleepEasy experience gives you that opportunity. Turn up with your bedding and we will provide you with additional cardboard to make a shelter or sleeping mat out of. Within your SleepEasy zone we will provide food and drinks for you. There will be fun and games to take part in, if you so wish, or you can simply gather around the warm fire before bedding down for the night.

SleepEasy SofaSurfers 2018

We are often asked by those under 10 years old if they can take part in our Sleep|Easy events. Whilst we love the heart, compassion and sense of social awareness held by these children and young people we are unfortunately not able to cater for them at the actual event. It saddens us to say no so this got us thinking and we came up with a great idea - SleepEasy Sofa Surfers!

If you are under 10 then why not think about highlighting the plight of people who Sofa Surf because they don’t have a home of their own. The actual figures for those who will be sofa surfing on any given night are really unknown as no official records are kept. We would welcome any under 10's to register as a SleepEasy Sofa Surfing and spend the night of Friday 16th March 2017 sleeping on their own sofa or that of a friend or relative whilst getting your family, teachers and friends to sponsor you . The money raised by our SleepEasy Sofa Surfers will go direclty towards the work we undertake supporting young people through our Fun 4 Young People afterschool and holiday clubs.




To register simply order the approprate number of tickets above from the catagory you wish to participate in, you will be asked to give details for each person you are booking in, then simply click on register. From there follow the simple payment instructions then sit back and wait for an email from us. If you're under 16 it's gonna have to be a parent or guardian that register for you to take part I'm afraid!

Once you receive your confirmation email simply follow its instructions and links to our Just Giving account where you can sign up and create your own free YMCA Bedfordshire SleepEasy 2018 sponsorship page. Just Giving is a great way to keep tabs on how your sponsorship is going and also does away with all that chasing around to collect your sponsor money after the event. However if you prefer a sponsorship form please download one from our main YMCA Bedfordshire website HERE.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You don't need to bring any ID with you just your ticket in either a printed or e-version.

Age wise you must be over 10 to come to the live event. Under 10's can sofasurf at home.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will be free parking availble next to Viking Self Storgae thanks to all the great companies that are letting us use their parking facilites.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please check out this link for a list of the types of things to bring with you.

Please note that alcohol, legal highs or illegal substances are not permitted.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Paul on 01234 264107 or sleepeasy@ymcabedfordshire.org


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Give us a call and lets chat about it! 01234 264107

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring either a printed ticket or an e-version

What is the refund policy?

As this is a chartable fundraising event we would ask you consider donating you registration fee to us. Thanks.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please call Paul on 01234 264107 during office hours to discuss.

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Viking Self Storage

Caxton Road

Elms Farm Industrial Estate

Bedford

MK41 0HP

United Kingdom

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