Nine weeks to go until YMCA Sleep Easy event

A CAMPAIGN encouraging people to spend a night on the streets to experience the reality of homelessness is gathering steam – and it’s still not too late to get involved.

The Sleep Easy campaign, organised by the Central Herts YMCA and backed by the WHT, is just 10 weeks away from lift off, where it is hoped up to 200 people will come together and spend a night under the stars outside the Galleria in Hatfield.

So far, 30 people have signed up to the night on Saturday, Januray 30, including WHT reporter Ross Logan. The latest recruits were eight members of staff from Countess Anne nursery in School Lane, Hatfield, who celebrated the nursery’s first birthday last week by putting their names down on the list.

Day care manager Karen Macer said: “We signed up because we think it will give us a better understanding of what homeless people go through, and help us appreciate what we’ve already got.

“In a funny sort of way it could be fun, but it will also be a very interesting experience.”

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For more information about the Sleep Easy campaign and how to sign up, visit or contact YMCA fundraising officer Sally Mayor on 01707 290717 and via email

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