Protocol are proudly supporting YMCA Lincolnshire’s Sleep Easy 2022.

Returning for the 12th year, the annual sleep-out will be taking place at Lincoln Cathedral on Friday 25th March from 7pm to 7am on Saturday 26th March, all in aid of raising funds for vital YMCA services that tackle mental health issues and homelessness in Lincolnshire.

The sleep-out will give participants an idea of what it’s like to spend a night on the streets. Taking sleeping bags and cardboard boxes for cover, participants will be staying in the recently renovated Dean’s Garden at Lincolnshire Cathedral, which opened to the public for the first time in 40 years in 2020. Since 2010, over 6,000 people across the UK have taken part in a sleep-out to raise awareness for homelessness and to support their local YMCA services.

Protocol staff contribute monthly to a dress-down charity pot, and £500 from that pot will be donated to the Sleep Easy 2022 JustGiving Page.

The JustGiving page is just one way that someone can support this campaign. Anyone looking to take part in the sleep-out experience themselves can book a ticket for £15 through the page on Eventbrite.

Ian Sackree, Protocol Chief Executive and Chair of YMCA Lincolnshire said:

“I am not ashamed to declare my positive conflict of interest here. I am so proud of the amazing Protocol team who are donating their ‘Dress Down Friday Charitable Fund’ to this brilliant cause, and I am also so proud of the work YMCA Lincolnshire does all year round to try and make homelessness as comfortable and dignifying for those caught out by it, as is practicably possible. Our charity does an amazing job focussing on helping those who need us, without judgement.”

To sign up and participate in the sleep-out, click here.

To donate to the cause, click here.

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