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Sleep easy charity event to take place in Central Park, Dartford

PUBLISHED: 13:11 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:11 15 January 2018

Participants will be sleeping on the streets to raise awareness. Picture: YMCA Thames Gateway

Participants will be sleeping on the streets to raise awareness. Picture: YMCA Thames Gateway

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YMCA Thames Gateway is calling on local residents to come together and sleep rough for one night in March.

The local youth charity is hosting a Sleep Easy fundraiser in Central Park, Dartford on Friday, March 16.

The event will see participants sleep on the street for an evening to raise both money and awareness of youth homelessness.

The charity is one of several local YMCAs across the country that have joined forces to raise awareness during the national Sleep Easy Week (March 9 - 16).

It is hoped that this year’s coordinated fundraising week will help to raise even more funds as the numbers of rough sleepers of all ages continues to rise.

Dave Ball, YMCA Thames Gateway’s Chief Executive, said: “We are calling on the local community, old and young, to sign up for Sleep Easy and help us support young people in our services today and into the future.

“One night out can make a lifetime of difference.”

Visit www.ymcatg.org or email sleepeasy@ymcatg.org to register for the Sleep Easy event.

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