sleepeasy 2017

Southend YMCA Sleep Easy 2017

Sleep rough so others don't have to.

Southend YMCA sleepeasy is back for 2017, raising money for homeless young people across Southend.

This years' Sleepeasy fundraising will kickstart our development of a Children's Home for vulnerable and at risk children across the area, meeting demand for the growing number of young people in need of our support.

Boxes will be available to support your time sleeping out and hot drinks will be available throughout the night and participants can enjoy a hot bacon or veggie sausage roll in the morning and awards will be given for the Individual and Team who have raised the most funds by the morning of the event. 

 Registration form: Word Format: Click here to download | PDF Format: Click here to download 

Once completed, please post or email via the addresses at the bottom of the forms.

Event Pack: Click to download in PDF.



Please visit the following links for more information:

Facebook event page:

Just Giving campaign page: 

Event hashtag on twitter: #SleepEasy17

Further Information:

To date events have been held by Leigh Road Baptist Church, Westcliff High School for Girls, Essex Girl Guides, Shoeburyness High School, The Essex Boys & Girls Clubs National Citizenship Service project and Southend YMCA hosted events, over 300 people have taken part and over £30,000 raised, with support from local businesses including Waitrose, Big Yellow Self Storage, Tesco, Goldwyns, Southend Borough Council officers, Leigh Town Council, Southend Echo Newspapers and Olympus Keymed.

You can join us at our annual Sleep Easy event in March, or get in touch about hosting your own Sleep Easy event at work, school or community group.

Sleep Easy News

  • That's right Sleep Easy 2016 is on the horizon! With the sad passing of Tom Moulton, who pioneered Southend YMCA's annual sleep easy The Southend YMCA would like to dedicate our Sleep Easy 2016 to the memory Tom. Sleep Easy is a national initiative set up by YMCA England in 2010 to raise vital fu...
  • Tom, far left, pictured with students and staff from Shoeburyness High School in 2014 after their charity rag week.Shoeburyness High School, based on Caulfield Road, have chosen Southend YMCA & Epilepsy Research UK as their nominated charities for their charity rag week later this month. The sc...
  • High School Students Sign Up for Second Year of Sleep Easy Students from Shoeburyness High School will be taking part in Sleep Easy in Schools for a second consecutive year. The campaign, which raises funds and awareness for children and young people at risk of homelessness has been held in South...
  • On Saturday 16th May Southend YMCA held its third annual youth homelessness fundraiser, Sleep Easy 2015. 40 participants including local businesses, staff, volunteers and members of the public slept rough overnight, housed within a cardboard box under the stars. Participants were sponsored to take ...
  • Shoebury High School students and staff slept under the stars to raise much needed funds and awareness for children and young people on the cusp of homelessness. The school, based on Caulfield Road, held a Sleep Easy event on Friday 17th October for local leading children's charity, Southend YMCA. ...
  •     Leigh Road Baptist Church will be holding the first Sleep Easy in Churches pilot this July to raise funds for young people at risk of homelessness. Participants will be sleeping rough within the grounds of the church overnight, braving the elements in a cardboard box and a sleeping...
  • On Thursday 18th July - Friday 19th July, 60 participants from year 10 & 12 at Westcliff High School for Girls slept rough for the night, as part of the first Sleep Easy in School, to raise awareness of youth homelessness and fundraise for Southend YMCA. The concept behind the event followed ...
  • On Saturday 2nd March 2013 Southend YMCA hosted its first major fundraising event, Sleep Easy; sleeping rough for 12 hours at our head office on Ambleside Drive to raise awareness of youth homelessness and to raise money through sponsorship. Early estimates show that over £10,000 was raised. We ha...

Set up a Sleep Easy

We have provided support and resources for schools, community groups and other organisations to deliver their own sleepeasy fundraising events raising awareness of youth homelessnes and 

For more information on holding your own Sleep Easy event please contact our sleepeasy team on 01702 301301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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