Thanks to all sorts of unexpected amounts coming in since the event in March we are delighted that we have passed our £40,000 target, which is just amazing, and our grand total now stands at £46,107!
Thank you to everyone who helped us to exceed our expectations – this amazing amount of money will have a massive positive impact on the lives of many, many young people.
So, mission accomplished! On Friday 24 March around 123 people slept out at our locations in Hove, Horsham and Guildford, with the University of Surrey Students Union hosting students at their own Sleep Easy event on campus in Guildford. It was a long, cold night but thankfully dry.
There was plenty of opportunity 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.
Time to say THANK YOU!
We thank everyone that took part – listed here in our Hall of Fame. You are all stars! Thank you for everything you’ve contributed to the fundraising.
Thank you too to a number of businesses and organisations that supported the event.
And lastly thank you to the teams of volunteers at each venue. We couldn’t have run Sleep Easy so successfully without you. And you helped to make it a great experience for those that took part.
Do visit our Flickr page here to view photos from the event.