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    03
    Mar
    2017
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    04
    Mar
    2017

    YMCA Milton Keynes ‘Sleep Easy’

    19.00 -7.00amYMCA Milton Keynes Car Park

    YMCA Milton Keynes ‘Sleep Easy’

    Milton Keynes YMCA is calling on the local community in Milton Keynes to take part in our annual ‘Sleep Easy’ fundraising event to raise awareness of rough sleeping and raise money for young, homeless people.

     The event, which will take place on Friday 3rd March and will last from 7.00pm – 7.00am the next morning, invites participants to brave the cold for one night and sleep in a makeshift cardboard box outside the YMCA in CMK.

     

    MK YMCA already serves approximately 500 young, homeless people a year in the area and having lost £194,000 in council funding, we are looking to raise awareness among local people of what it is like to be on the streets for just one night.

     

    Participants are asked to pay an entry fee of £10 to take part in the event, with all funds being used to eradicate the reality of youth homelessness for many young people. They are also encouraged to raise money through sponsorship.

     

    According to the MK Community Foundation ‘Vital Signs’ report, at the end of January 2016 there were 27 confirmed rough sleepers in the city with another 31 reported but unconfirmed. This is a 237% increase on 2013 when there were 8 confirmed rough sleepers in MK. However, these are the official figures, but in reality the figures are probably higher as they don’t take into account those who are constantly sofa surfing.

     sleepeasy poster 2017 1 SLEEP EASY COMMUNITY LETTER

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