Sheringham church youth sleep out to help out
Young people from Lighthouse Community Church in Sheringham raised over £700 by staging a sleep-out at their homes on Friday March 26 to help raise awareness and funding for YMCA Norfolk. Tony Rothe reports.
The Lighthouse youth group partnered with the YMCA Sleep Easy virtual event and give up their beds for the night last Friday. Instead, they slept in gardens, lounges, hallways and other safe places in their homes to raise awareness of youth homelessness and support for YMCA Norfolk.
The YMCA provides support and a safe home for over 240 young people in Norfolk every night who might otherwise be homeless. In ordinary times, the Sleep Easy event would have involved groups and individuals sharing the evening outside and together experiencing the harsh realities of life on the streets. This year it was necessary to hold the event virtually.
Peter Skivington, youth pastor at Lighthouse, said “Well done everyone who gave up the comfort of their beds last night, sleeping in gardens, sofas, chairs, caravans etc to support young homeless people through the YMCA Norfolk. And huge thanks to all who sponsored us - over £700 raised so far, worth £820 with Gift Aid!”
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The photo above shows Cameron and Isaac Skivington preparing for their night in the cold.
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