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Local MP is sleeping rough – YMCA Mendip Sleep Easy Returns

The Sleep Easy Event, Sleeping Rough in Frome for the Homeless, will be held at Frome Youth & Community Centre on Vallis Road, on Saturday 14th November. It will be supported again this year by local MP  David Warburton.

The MP for Somerton and Frome, will spend the night sleeping rough at the centre to promote awareness of youth homelessness  and raise vital funds for YMCA Mendip.

The 2015 YMCA  Mendip ‘Sleep Easy’ fundraising event will start  at 8pm.

The MP said, “This is my second time sleeping rough for YMCA Mendip’s ‘Sleep Easy.’ The first time – in April 2013 – was a pretty chilly experience and I’m expecting temperatures to be a lot lower in mid-November!  But for many young people homelessness is a daily reality and a critical issue.

“This week I met Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, in Parliament and I’ll be working with them to support all those whose lives are affected by homelessness.

“Events like the Sleep Easy have a direct and positive impact, promoting awareness of homelessness as well as raising vital funds for organisations such as YMCA Mendip, who do amazing work to help young people in the area.”

To join David Warburton in participating in Mendip YMCA’s Sleep Easy event on 14th November, please contact admin@mendipymca.org.uk or call 01749 679553.

To sponsor David Warburton MP and help raise vital funds for Mendip YMCA, please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davidwarburton