Sleep Easy - YMCA DownsLink Group


One night could make a lifetime of difference


Raise funds to support young people facing homelessness, in your community.

What is Sleep Easy?

Sleep Easy is a fundraising event where we ask you to give up your bed for one night, in support of young people facing the terrifying experience of homelessness every day of the year.

In deciding to do Sleep Easy, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. The funds you raise will help us tackle the root causes of homelessness and give young people in your community the chance of a better future.

You can do this challenge at any time, solo, or in a group - you just have to sleep anywhere but your bed!


Why take part?

Every night YMCA DownsLink Group provides accommodation for over 650 young people (aged 16-25) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our projects all have the same aim – we want to give young people in crisis life-long tools to thrive. By taking part in Sleep Easy, you can help us achieve this.

Run your own Sleep Easy event!

Where: Anywhere but your bed

When: Any time you choose

Registration fee: Free


How do I get involved?

Take part in your own time (simply sleep anywhere but your own bed). There’s no minimum amount to raise but every pound you do could turn a person's life around.

If you would like to set up your own Sleep Easy event, please email us and we will support you every step of the way. Download your Sleep Easy pack to get started and get in touch with us if you have any questions.


Provides one to one support

Many of our homeless young people have experienced trauma and need access to specialist services.

Help rebuild their trust.


Provide vital basics

Help us provide homely touches such as a toothbrush, clean bedding, and access to hot food.

Help them feel at home.


Offers a safe home for 6 months

Give a young person near you a stable home, so they can begin their journey to a brighter future.

Help them find their independence.


"We shouldn't live in a community where you see people living on the streets."


"It's important that we show people experiencing homelessness that we are in support of them."


"We're out just for one night, it's nothing compared to what people experience on the streets."


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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