YMCA Burton’s 13th Sleepout tickets now on sale
Thu 9 Sep 2021
YMCA Burton have announced that tickets for its 13th Sleepout are now on sale.
The annual event will be held in-person at Burton Albion Football Clubs Pirelli Stadium with a virtual option too.
The date for this years Sleepout will be Friday 29th October with tickets priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. The virtual event is Free to register for.
The Sleepout encourages people to Sleep out for one night to raise awareness and funds towards the plight of homelessness in the East Staffordshire borough area.
Fundraiser Paula Senior says, “Last year due to Covid-19 and social distancing measures in place we had to hold our Sleepout virtually so this year we are so excited to be bringing it back in-person. We look forward to seeing you all again, it will certainly be emotional!”
The Sleepout at Pirelli can be done alone, with family, friends or colleagues. The tickets will be limited to allow for some social distancing. The virtual Sleepout will allow people to take part in their gardens, or if you’re seeking inspiration from last year; some people slept in a cave, a kennel and on a hillside.
CEO Paul Laffey has taken part in every single Sleepout since it began. He said: “I am looking forward to taking part in my 13th Annual YMCA Sleepout, and welcoming all participants taking part.
The Sleepout for me, remains a very humbling experience where I take the opportunity to thank God for my family, friends and my home. It’s a special reminder of the people staff and volunteers support 365 days a year at the YMCA. It allows participants to raise awareness and much needed funds for their local community.
After 18 months of events being cancelled and postponed - we are thrilled to be hosting our largest fundraiser of the Year and I hope you will consider joining me for the Sleepout this year. It is never more needed.”
Tickets are on sale now and available from their website on www.burtonymca.org/sleepout -
About Burton and District YMCA
The YMCA is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world. We believe that all young people deserve to have a safe place to live and the opportunity to reach their full potential. In Burton and the surrounding we are working to:
- Prevent youth homelessness by helping families to resolve conflicts and by sharing with young people the realities of living away from home
- Provide rooms or flats for young people who leave home, giving them the support, they need
- Offer temporary emergency rooms for adults of any age who face homelessness, plus support to change their situation
- Provide emergency food for those with none
- Pass on donated furniture and tested electrical goods at remarkably affordable prices throughout Burton, Derby and South Derbyshire
- Encourage tolerance and dialogue between local people from different cultures and faiths
The Burton YMCA’s charity core work and principal activities are to benefit the public and communities through Supported Housing, Outreach, Foodbank, Chaplaincy, Family Mediation, Furniture Re-distribution and Counselling.
More details about Burton upon Trent YMCA can be found at www.burtonymca.org.