They did it!  Our amazing rough sleepers survived a night of torrential rain, sleeping in our Sports Centre car park with just a cardboard box and tarpaulin to protect them from the weather.  Having postponed the event by a week due to the arrival of Storm Emma and blizzard conditions, the new date was in many ways more challenging and it has been said that this was possibly the most difficult Sleep Easy to date. 

A great achievement by everyone – volunteers and staff who were on hand to sweep water off the tops of boxes throughout the night, ensuring they didn’t collapse on the unsuspecting sleeper beneath; our rough sleepers who kept going despite the dreadful conditions.

Not only did our intrepid sleepers survive the night, but in so doing they have raised a tremendous £13,702!! 

Thank you to everyone who was involved, from those who have supported the event – Abbey Business for the T-shirts and boxes, Asda for the very welcome hot drinks and snacks, everyone who has donated or sponsored a sleeper – and especially to our rough sleepers and volunteers.  Your support will help YMCA Cheltenham to continue to provide safe, secure and dry(!) accommodation to everyone who needs or wants it, together with the support to bring about lasting change and hope for the future.