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Our campaign is now complete. 60 supporters helped us raise £28,753.99

Closed 7/1/2019




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YMCA DownsLink Group

YMCA DLG Sleep Easy 2019

On a night in March a group of brave people in Sussex and Surrey will give up the comfort of their beds and sleep out under the stars to raise money to change young lives.
Closed on 07/01/2019
Charity Registration No: 1079570

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"The whole experience was a significant eye opener to the challenge of homelessness. I was struck as I packed up my stuff on Saturday morning that I could pop home to the warm, but those with no home have no choice to do that. I am delighted to have taken part." Sleep Easy 2018 participant

Every year YMCA DownsLink Group provides a safe place to live for over 920 young people, across Surrey and Sussex, at risk of homelessness. Our supported housing is much more than just a place to sleep. We offer support and opportunities so that the young people can achieve their full potential. Our aim is that they all belong, contribute and thrive.

All money raised from Sleep Easy 2019 will be used to change young lives through our Life Change Fund. This offers financial support to young people needing funds to take a life changing step.

The Life Change Fund makes a difference for young people like Leaha. Thanks to the Life Change Fund she was able to take part in an international football competition. Now Leaha has completed three sports leadership courses in the last year and looking ahead, she hopes to get into disability coaching. Read her story here.

The money we raise through Sleep Easy 2019 will help many more young people like Leaha change their lives and move forward.






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Becky Jackson

11 months ago

Well done all. Everything crossed for the target!


+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Shaila Sheikh

1 year ago


Elizabeth D'Arcy

1 year ago


+ £5 Gift Aid


Lauren Finch

1 year ago

In support of all my old friends at the Foyer, Eastbourne xx


+ £25 Gift Aid

David George

1 year ago

well done all those who slept out at last night at Crawley and wishing a mild dry night to those sleeping out at Eastbourne and elsewhere this evening . Wonderful effort for this worthy cause


+ £12.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

YMCA DownsLink Group
YMCA DownsLink Group

We are the charity giving young people in crisis the life-long tools to thrive. We transform young lives through positive change. By raising money for YMCA DownsLink Group, you’ll be helping us to provide services to children, young people and families across Sussex and Surrey.

Charity Registration No: 1079570


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YMCA DLG Sleep Easy 2019

YMCA DownsLink Group