One in every 10 people will experience homelessness at some point in their life.
Space Station are supporting West London YMCA’s efforts to raise funds to help young homeless people.
If you are sitting inside, looking out at the cold and the rain, feeling disheartened at the thought of the drive home through the elements then think again. 185,000 people are affected by homelessness each year. 80,000 of these are young people. They don’t have anywhere to go. They live with the elements.
On Friday 28th February the West London YMCA will hold their annual sleep out to help young homeless people. People like you and me are being invited to head down to Christ the Saviour, Ealing Broadway to experience sleeping rough the safe way. Provided with pizza and full security, participants will spend a night sleeping on tarmac and cardboard boxes to raise funds to help young homeless people. Space Station have donated 70 boxes to the Sleep Easy campaign to try and make the nights of participants a little more comfortable, and more realistic.
Here is a short video from the YMCA West London website about what it is like to take part in the Sleep Easy event and why it is a safe way to experience what it is like to sleep on the streets.
Sleep easy events are held all over the UK. To find your nearest Sleep Easy Event visit http://www.ymca.org.uk/events/sleepeasy