Sleep Easy 2017 – an extreme challenge
Sleep Easy 2017 is accomplished! On Friday 24 March 100 people slept out at our locations in Hove, Horsham and Guildford. Also for the first time, the University of Surrey Students Union hosted their own Sleep Easy event on campus in Guildford.
In total around 120 people ‘slept rough’ for the night, which was a long and cold but thankfully dry.
There was plenty of opportunity for us all to contemplate the practicalities of being homeless. We had food, drink and toilet facilities within easy reach and were all able to head home in the morning. Many participants felt a fresh appreciation for home comforts and a deeper awareness of the plight of those for whom there is no choice.
We thank everyone that took part – listed here in our Hall of Fame. You are all stars! Thank you too for everything you’ve contributed to the fundraising – visit the JustGiving page here to see the latest total. Including Gift Aid (listed at the foot of the page) we’re getting ever closer to our £40,000 target, which is just amazing.
Do visit our Flickr page here to view photos from the event.
Thank you too to a number of companies that supported the event in a variety of ways.
And lastly thank you to the teams of volunteers at each venue. Without you Sleep Easy wouldn’t have been so well run and a great experience for those that took part.