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YMCA CARDIFF - SLEEPEASY SOFA SURFING 2018

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Join us between 1st and 31st March to highlighting the plight of people who Sofa Surf because they don’t have a home of their own, because one night really can make a lifetime of difference!

We would welcome anyone of any age to register as a SleepEasy Sofa Surfer, spending a night sleeping on your own sofa or that of a friend or relative whilst getting your family and friends to sponsor you.

The SleepEasy Sofa Surfing Challenge is all about raising money to support YMCA Cardiff to continue our work with the local community.

Last year, even though we provided 45,000 bed nights of supported accommodation – we need to do more. Here are a few examples of how your participation and fundraising will help:

  • £15 – Homeless people with pets find it even more difficult to find somewhere to live. With advice from the Dogs Trust, we have set aside two rooms for people with pets.

‘People told me that having my dog was holding me back, but she was everything to me and having lost everything else, home, job, possessions – I couldn’t bear to lose her too’.

  • £15 – For a person who has been living rough on the streets, simply keeping warm, clean and dry is almost impossible. The funding we raise from the SleepEasy will provide food, a fresh towel, and toiletries, forming part of our emergency support package.

‘It was great to have a shower and freshen up after spending a few nights on the streets’.

  • £30 – Our hostels are almost always full, but we recognise the urgent and immediate need for some people with literally nowhere to go but the streets. For this purpose, we keep available a room for an emergency. This room is available every night of the year, and is offered to vulnerable people who would otherwise be sleeping rough. We do not receive any funding for this room, so your fundraising will help us rescue a homeless person from the danger and loneliness of sleeping on the street.

‘I will always be grateful to the YMCA for being there when I needed them. Without them I don’t think that I would have got my life back on track’.

Our message is simple – sleep rough so others don’t have to!

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