YMCA raising awareness at Gilbert Stephens

23rd February 2018

On Wednesday, 21st February, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors hosted the YMCA Exeter at their Exeter office to help raise awareness for the YMCA Sleep Easy event on 10-11th March.

Sleep Easy Exeter is taking place in the grounds of historical Barnfield Crescent and is an opportunity to support more young people in finding a safe place to call home and in accessing the tools they need to rebuild their lives. Last year, a young person was made homeless every hour in England and hundreds of young people spent at least one night on the streets. The YMCA Exeter are taking part in this year’s national YMCA Sleep Easy Week where thousands of people across England and Wales will be getting sponsored to spend just one night sleeping outside in order to raise vital funds for their local YMCA.

The YMCA set up an interactive display giving staff the opportunity to learn more about the work the YMCA do through stories from those they have helped. Jamilah Evans said “It was humbling learning the stories of some of those helped by YMCA Exeter, and inspiring to see how many have rebuilt their lives.  It proves just how valuable the work of YMCA Exeter is.  We are very happy to be able to support them and the Sleep Easy event.”

Find out how you can join the Sleep Easy event here