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  •  19th February 2021
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stay In for Sleep Easy – The Big Sleep Over!

One night can make a lifetime of difference #YMCASleepEasy.

Bypass the bed, dodge the duvet, create the cave and sleep anywhere safe at home but NOT IN BED!

We invite you to join us this February half-term. From Monday to Friday we will have lots of stories, ideas for you to share and things to create as we think about the challenges and issues of homelessness. Then on Friday night we are all together, coming to you live through your computer, smart TV, laptop, tablet or phone, from 7pm to 8.30pm. We will be watching videos, chatting together, enjoying entertainment and ending with a bedtime story.

After 8.30pm the choice is for joining in a game for older children or watching a recommended fun, family film. Later we have a special, mellow After Hours get together for parents … bring your favourite tipple, relax and join us when the children are (hopefully) asleep!

To book you and your family for this free event, click on ‘register’ and if you would like to the opportunity to fundraise for YMCA Exeter through the event, we will send you all the virtually-themed fundraising ideas you will need!

Take part and show you care by supporting YMCA Exeter in building communities where all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.






“As lockdown hit, my partner of two years broke up with me and I suddenly found myself homeless. It was a nightmare, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. The worst part was finding somewhere to go to the loo.  I had nowhere to shower so I probably smelt quite a bit. I was able to move into a shared house at YMCA Exeter Supported Accommodation – YMCA support is brilliant, I really needed it’ – YMCA Exeter Resident, Richard

Wanting a place to call home is natural but, since the start of the pandemic, the number of young people affected by homelessness in Exeter and across Mid-Devon has almost doubled.

Sadly, fewer than one in five homeless young people believe the public care about their situation.

YMCA Exeter and Exeter City Council are working closely together to tackle Exeter’s housing crisis, particularly to help the 350 local young people waiting for 1-bed accommodation.

YMCA Exeter was established in 1846, and 2021 is our 175th anniversary.