Sleep rough for the YMCA Sleep Easy 2018A fundraising project by Emily Darlington
I am shocked by the huge increase of rough sleepers and homelessness in Milton Keynes. It breaks my heart to see people sleeping at the station, tents in our greens spaces and knowing that there are hundreds more people who don't have their own home.
Having worked on homeless issues I know that it is about much more than providing a roof over people's heads. We need to look at mental health, drug and alcohol treatment and skills.
That is why I am supporting the YMCA's Sleep Easy 2018. I have met the young people that the YMCA has helped and the YMCA's future plans means that they will be able to help more people.
I hope that the Sleep Easy will help raise awareness about the absolute horror of not having a safe, warm and dry place to call home.
Thank you so much for sponsoring me and helping the homeless in Milton Keynes!