Sleep Easy

Sleep rough so others don't have to!

Join in, spend a night out and help YMCA beat youth homelessness.

On Friday 29th March 2019, we will be sleeping out overnight at the Gracechurch Centre in Sutton Coldfield from 7 pm - 7 am to raise awareness and money in order to prevent youth homelessness.

Get a group together, bring a friend or family member and make a night of it! Join us and spend the night in your own cardboard home to support this great cause and raise money for local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield.

Last year, we raised an amazing £10k! This year, we'd like to double that figure and reach our target of £20k. But to do this, we need your help!


  • 7pm | Registration
  • 7.30pm – 10 pm | Live music and bands | Bhangra Dancing| Interactive Activities
  • 8 pm | Speech from Jack Dromey MP
  • 10 pm | Raffle
  • 10 / 10.30pm | Hot vegetable soup, samosas and Nando's chicken to be served 
  • 11 pm | Bedtime!


  • Is it safe?
    There will be Security Guards at the event to ensure the safety of everyone taking part. All entrances and exits to the area where we will be sleeping will be secure and sealed off with barriers. 
  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    This event is open to everyone and you must be in good health to take part. We welcome and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
    The event is in the centre of Sutton Coldfield and is easily accessible by Bus, Train or Car. The nearest Train Station is Sutton Coldfield and is a short walk from the Gracechurch Shopping Centre. Sutton town centre is also on the main bus route with the bus stops situated in the town centre a few hundred metres from the event location. There is also a car park on site which closes at 8 pm and reopens at 8 am.
  • What do I need to bring with me to the event?
    We will provide you with a large cardboard box to sleep in as well as craft materials to decorate your cardboard home! You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or blankets and warm, waterproof clothing. 
  • What facilities are available throughout the evening?
    The main Gracechurch toilets (next to Barclays Bank) will be open and available for our use throughout the evening. Hot food and drink will also be provided throughout the evening.