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Tuesday 09 February 2016

A Night Under The Stars: Sleep Out In Brighton And Help Homeless Young People

A Brighton housing charity ia asking people to take part in a sponsored sleepout to raise money for their work with disadvantaged young people

YMCA DownsLink Group is looking for local residents ready to spend one night sleeping out under the stars on Friday 18th March 2016 and raise vital funds for their work.

Although Brighton & Hove is a prosperous place there are many local young people who, for a range of reasons, find themselves with nowhere to call home.

Pete Brayne, a Sleep Easy veteran says, 

"A single night outside cannot compare with being homeless, but lying awake under the stars at 2am is surprisingly impactful. 

"If you have never done this before I strongly recommend giving it a go.  


"You only live once and you will help raise thousands of pounds in support of the YMCA's fantastic work with homeless young people."

The aim of the Sleep Easy event is simple: give up your warm bed for one night and help young homeless people get back on their feet. 

It won't be warm or comfortable but the Sleep Easy Sleepouts have raised thousands of pounds for YMCAs nationally and this is an opportunity to do something remarkable for the community. 


Last year YMCA DownsLink Group housed over 550 young people who would otherwise have been homeless. 

The charity works hard to help these young people rebuild their lives, but funding is a constant challenge. The Sleep Easy event can raise significant funds to help.

People can find out more and sign up to take part by visiting www.ymcadlg.org/sleep-easy-2016 and completing the entry


by: Mike Cobley


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