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YMCA Derbyshire Sleep Easy 2019

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Nottingham Road

Derby

DE21 6DA

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YMCA Derbyshire’s Ninth Sleep Easy event is taking place on Friday 8 March 2019. Will you sleep rough so that others don’t have to?

We raised a staggering £40,000 at Sleep Easy 2018. This money has been instrumental in enabling YMCA Derbyshire to change lives. Please join us for Sleep Easy 2019 so that we can continue changing lives!

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Key Information:

Time: 7pm until 6am

Location: Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA

Registration cost: £10 for those in full-time employment or £5 for all others.

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What is Sleep Easy?

Sleep Easy is a YMCA fundraising initiative raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people locally. Scores of brave participants will be swapping their warm beds for sleeping bags, braving plummeting temperatures and hunkering down beneath the stars for one night.

We ask people to take on this tough challenge with a mission to raise awareness of the hundreds of young people who sleep rough every year and raise vital funds to help our YMCA continue to support young people most in need.

YMCA's across the UK have seen more than 6,000 people sleep rough through local Sleep Easy events to raise more than £1m for local YMCA services that help young people rebuild their lives.

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Where does the money go?

All the money raised from YMCA Derbyshire's Sleep Easy event goes towards our changing lives campaign. This campaign enables YMCA Derbyshire to continue providing safe accommodation, opportunities for young people to engage in positive activities, work experience and volunteer opportunities and gain business mentors.

As a direct result of our 2018 event, YMCA Derbyshire has acquired, refurbished and furnished 12 new units of accommodation in Derby City. Around 36 individuals will be accommodated here each year as a result of this. A dedicated support worker is also available to those living in these units of accommodation providing the vital support needed to move these residents towards independent living. Our thanks goes to everyone who participated in Sleep Easy 2018, these 36 people (and hundreds of others we support every day) won’t need to sleep rough over the next 12 months.

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What's included in your registration fee?

• Hot drinks throughout the night - please feel free to bring a flask to fill up.
• Snacks, hot soup, breakfast when you wake up.
• A cardboard box to sleep in (check the participant pack for tips on what to bring to make yourself as comfortable as possible).

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Worried about having to raise a set amount of money?

You can set your own fundraising target. The point of the event is to raise awareness of homelessness in our city and we welcome everyone to come and take part regardless of how much you can raise! That being said, there's nothing wrong with some healthy competition and we regularly update the fundraising leaderboard.

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What happens on the night?

Our annual 'Customise Your Box' competition is back! Prizes available for the top 3 boxes.

The evening then has an informal feel with time spent networking and chatting round the campfire. There is no set 'bed time'! You would be more than welcome to sit round the camp fire chatting all night if you wish.

Collectively, we can raise much needed awareness of the hardships homeless young people are facing for real in our local community and generate more noise on social media (using #YMCASleepEasy).

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What happens once I've registered?

YMCA Derbyshire's Fundraising Manager will contact you with all the information you need to set up your fundraising page and get prepared for the event itself.

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Can’t make the event but would like to help?

This event is now in its NINTH year! It gets bigger each year. We'd welcome any donations or sponsorship for the event and would publically recognise this support. Please call 01332 579558 or email sleepeasy@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk to discuss sponsorship options.

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Thank you - We really hope to see you there!

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Nottingham Road

Derby

DE21 6DA

United Kingdom

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