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YMCA Derbyshire's 2015 Sleep Easy event is taking place on Friday 6th March 2015. Will you sleep rough so that others don't have to?

Sleep Easy 2014 group photo

The aim is simple - get sponsored to sleep rough for one night, raising funds to help disadvantaged young people build a future.

2014 was our most successful Sleep Easy event yet. We raised a staggering £44,000. This money has been instrumental to YMCA Derbyshire. In an eight month period it's enabled;

  • 131 people to have a safe place to stay - 86 of whom were under 25 years of age
  • Family mediation work to take place resulting in 29 people returning home
  • 119 positive move-on's - 75 of whom were under 25 years of age
  • 460 hours of extra support to be given to people who needed it most
  • No referrals being made to A&E due to self harming as a result of a project that was established to promote coping skills for our residents
  • 12 young people to gain a Business Mentor giving the extra support needed to gain employment - so far 4 young people have already gained employment as a result

Event Information

Date: Friday 6th March at 7:00pm until Saturday 7th March at 7:00am 2015

Duration: 12 hours

Place: Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, DE21 6DA

Age restrictions:  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration fee: £10 for those in full time employment; £5 for all others. 

Visit our Sleep Easy home page:

Sponsor Gillian Sewell our CEO by clicking here:

Can I simply make a general Sleep Easy donation?

You don’t need to register as a Sleep Easy participant or even sponsor somebody who is taking part. You can make a general donation to YMCA Derbyshire’s Sleep Easy appeal by clicking here.

Can I purchase Sleep Easy merchandise?

Yes. We will have a range of Sleep Easy merchandise for purchase. Beanie hats cost £4.50 each,hoodies cost £15.50 each and travel mugs cost £3.50 each.

To make a purchase, please email us at or speak to one of the receptionists at The Campus for Learning and Development.


The Mayor and Cllr Martin Rawson

St Martin's School

Team from Bell & Co.

St Martin's School team by the incinerator

Chatting by the fire

The soup kitchen

Keeping warm

Enjoying the atmosphere


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