Sleep Easy

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Get sponsored to sleep rough so others don’t have to!

Join YMCA North Tyneside for our annual sleep out! We will be sleeping rough on the streets of North Shields, coming together to tackle the growing issue of youth homelessness and to raise money to support the valuable work we do!

Bring your friends, your sleeping bag and help us provide a much needed safe and stable home for a young and vulnerable person.  Read about this year’s event here!


This year we held our Sleep Easy event at the amazing Secret Garden at St Cuthberts Primary School in North Shields.

The venue, complete with a fantastic hand built round house, also had a fire pit which kept us warm.

We recommend you come prepared to sleep on ground that may be damp – we would highly recommend a waterproof Bivvy Bag, some old carpet and some tarpaulin.



Wendy Dunn, from Norham High School, who raised an amazing £395 at the Sleep Easy 2017 event said,

“It was a very rewarding experience. I could never have imagined I knew how homeless people might feel, but I know how scared I was and I had people looking after me through the night! I will definitely do it again next year, it is a worthy cause and we should all sleep rough once in are lives to appreciate what we have.”

One night can make a lifetime of difference.


Gavin Stewart, from JGS Consulting (pictured above), has taken part for the past 2 years. He said,

“It hit home how vulnerable sleeping rough must be. Not being able to settle through the night, wondering as to whether your only possessions are going to be safe, whilst also trying to keep yourself protected from the elements of the weather and other people around you. It was a humbling experience, but very well organised and a great atmosphere. It was a pleasure to be part of Sleep Easy 2017, to raise money for a very worth cause and to have a fantastic and thought provoking shared experience.”

Read more about our 2017 event here

Participants Information

Here you can find all of the tools you need to get started with your fundraising!

Got a question?

Please contact: Eliza Lawson – YMCA North Tyneside Project Support

Tel: 0191 257 5434  Email: eliza.lawson@ymcanorthtyneside.org




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