News 7th March, 2017
YMCA Exeter raises £26,866 for young, homeless people as part of national YMCA Sleep Easy Week
On Saturday 4th March, local people helped to raise nearly £27,000 for YMCA Exeter which saw them sleep out for the night in Exeter Castle.
More than 150 people took part at the event helping to raise money and also awareness of the work of the local youth charity. Participants paid an entry fee of £10 and were sleeping on DIY cardboard beds.
The money raised will be used to support YMCA Exeter’s housing & accommodation services for young people.
Bethan Spencer, YMCA Fundraising Manager said: “We’re thrilled about the success and I’d like to thank everyone who took part and spent the night out with us.
“Thanks to your support we can now help even more young people than before and support them to realise their full potential. One night out can make a lifetime difference.”
YMCA Exeter has operated in the area since 1846. Services include housing & accommodation, employment support, mentoring ex-offenders and youth services for teenagers across Devon.
(C) Photo cred Adam Porter (Twitter @ap34890).