YMCA Norfolk holding sponsored sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness

A group of volunteers at the 2017 YMCA Norfolk Sleep Easy fundraiser. Picture: YMCA Norfolk

A group of volunteers at the 2017 YMCA Norfolk Sleep Easy fundraiser. Picture: YMCA Norfolk - Credit: YMCA Norfolk

People can experience homelessness for one night and raise charity funds at a sponsored sleep out.

A group of volunteers at the 2017 YMCA Norfolk Sleep Easy fundraiser. Picture: YMCA Norfolk

A group of volunteers at the 2017 YMCA Norfolk Sleep Easy fundraiser. Picture: YMCA Norfolk - Credit: YMCA Norfolk

YMCA Norfolk is holding its eighth annual Sleep Easy fundraiser on the Norwich School grounds from 7pm on March 9 until 7am the following morning.

It uses the event, part of the YMCA's national Sleep Easy Week (March 9 to 16), to tackle the problem of youth homelessness.

This year's Sleep Easy event will have a Star Wars theme and people taking part can dress up in Star Wars outfits.

Money raised will go towards accommodation, counselling support and positive activities to help young people reach their potential.


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Tim Sweeting, YMCA Norfolk chief executive, said: 'We are calling on people to help us support young people - one night out can make a lifetime of difference.'

To register for the Sleep Easy event with YMCA Norfolk contact Judy Bailey on judy.bailey@ymcanorfolk.org or visit www.ymcanorfolk.org/events/sleepeasy

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