YMCA calls for supporters to sleep rough for one night

PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 March 2018

Dartford sleep out

Dartford sleep out


YMCA Thames Gateway, a local youth charity which has worked in the area for over 130 years, is hosting a sleep out fundraiser on Friday March 16.

The event starts at 7pm, and will see participants sleep in Dartford’s Central Park for one night to raise funds and awareness for homelessness.

It is hoped that this year’s Sleep Easy will raise even more funds as the numbers of rough sleepers of all ages continues to rise and pressures mount on the housing market.

Brian Cooke, Head of Housing for YMCA Thames Gateway said: “We know from experience that without the support we offer many more young people would be sleeping on the streets.

“We are calling on the local community to sign up for the event to help us support young people.

“One night out can make a lifetime difference.”

To register for the event with YMCA Thames Gateway visit their website at or email


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