A CHARITY working in Eastbourne and Hailsham is urging people to take part in its Sleep Easy campaign next month.

Sleep Easy is a challenge event asking you to spend one night sleeping somewhere other than your bed, all to raise vital funds to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness.

Due to the coronavirus, YMCA Downslink Group had to postpone its original mass participation event due to go ahead in March.

So they have given it a stylish makeover to ensure it’s an accessible, inclusive and safe event.

As such, this October they are asking you to grab a sleeping bag and sleep somewhere other than your bed – a garden, hallway, lounge or other safe space.

Children of all ages are welcome – with special activity packs just for them!

YMCA DownsLink Group has been supporting young people and families in Eastbourne and Hailsham for more than 100 years.

It provides services for young people through youth clubs, supported housing, as well as advice and guidance services developed by qualified professionals.

Last year it also ran several successful projects ranging from a hugely popular summer skate programme to weekly youth clubs; this year they have included more activities than ever before to engage young people such as the Shinewater Graffiti project.

Its goal is to provide even more opportunities for local young people to belong, contribute and thrive.

Sleep Easy is taking place on Friday 9 October 2020, 7pm onwards – from your garden, lounge or any other safe space!

Last year Sleep Easy participants raised an average of £200 each and thet are challenging each of the 2020 participants to set a fundraising target at the same level!

Go to https://www.ymcadlg.org/latest-news/reintroducing-sleep-easy-2020/