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The Shoreline Sleep Easy team – Elaine Sadler, Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley, Chris Bates, Kristina Parker, Dave Howie, Shoreline chair Karen Rastall, Susan Jarvis, Amie Pendred The Shoreline Sleep Easy team – Elaine Sadler, Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley, Chris Bates, Kristina Parker, Dave Howie, Shoreline chair Karen Rastall, Susan Jarvis, Amie Pendred

Snow, hail, thunder, lightening and plenty of rain greeted hardy Shoreline employees sleeping rough in support of Sleep Easy 2013.

 

A team of employees from North East Lincolnshire’s largest social housing provider once again braved the elements for the 12 hour overnight sleep while also playing host to the Grimsby event for the second year running.

 

Raising money for Grimsby and Cleethorpes YMCA - and awareness of youth homelessness, the willing volunteers joined other local fundraisers and bedded down in the Shoreline headquarters car park on Friday 1 February 2013.

 

For this year’s event, the Humber region YMCA also partnered other Grimsby and Cleethorpes organisations - Harbour Place, CARE and Doorstep who will use funds raised to strengthen vital work with rough sleepers and young people at risk of homelessness.

 

Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley said: “While temperatures didn’t plummet to -7 as they did last year, we certainly experienced a full range of weather with the elements really testing us and a few shelters just upping and blowing away.

 

“But this was just 12 hours and for all of us taking part, we do of course realise how fortunate we are to be able to return home. We know that homelessness is a growing problem and services are experiencing an increase in demand for the support they offer. 

 

“Many individuals find accommodation with us after experiencing hostel life and we know how difficult it can be for young people to get a home of their own.

 

“We’ve raised over £1300 so far and money is still coming in.”

 

Sleep Easy is an annual charity event organised by the YMCA to raise awareness about the issue of youth homelessness and to raise funds to support young people living in poverty and at risk of homelessness.

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