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Outdoor Event, Fri 29 Sep - Sat 29 Jul 2017


Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral


YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

01733 373188


The Cathedral Office,
12a Minster Precincts,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 28 Jul Wind in the Willows
Mon 31 Jul - Fri 11 Aug Summer School
Mon 7 Aug Serenading at Sixty Piano Recital
Mon 14 - Fri 25 Aug Summer School
Fri 29 Sep - Sat 29 Jul Sleep Easy 2017
Sat 28 Oct The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage


leep Easy is a national YMCA fundraising initiative. The aim is simple: spend a night challenging yourself to sleep rough, raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. All the money you raise goes directly to support our accommodation services in Peterborough. Since we started Sleep Easy events in 2016 we have raised over £15,000 towards accommodation services in Cambridge and Peterborough. Funds have gone towards welcome packs for each resident to help them settle in to their new home.
Starting at 7pm at our iconic Peterborough Cathedral location the night will involve activities that best replicate what it’s like to actually sleep on the streets. You will be provided with hot refreshments, entertainment and materials to make a shelter. However the reality is that many young people do not have the luxury of running water and toilet facilities as we will do in the Cathedral.

Sleeping in the grounds of the Cathedral you will experience what it’s like to get minimal sleep as you feel vulnerable to the elements and other people around.

You quickly realise how cold it gets, even though you are able to bring your own sleeping equipment. At sunrise we will wake you up with a hot drink and breakfast before you return back to normal life after just one night on the streets.

Sadly for thousands of young people the reality is very different.

To make a difference to the life of a young homeless person in Peterborough simply spend one night sleeping rough in the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral.

Register yourself or your team by visiting Eventbrite

Once you have signed up, don’t forget to tell your friends and family what you are doing to help young and vulnerable people in Peterborough. The more people who know about the issues surrounding homeless and what you are doing to help, the easier it will be to fundraise. All money raised will go towards YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough accommodation services in Peterborough.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 29 Sep - Sat 29 Jul 2017 19:00


Entry Fee – £10 per person – Register before Monday 31st July 2017 to receive a FREE Sleep Easy Beanie

Kids under 16 go FREE! – All children under 16 must be accompanied by an 18+ and have parental permission. Alternatively they can enter a teddy bear to brave the cold and take on the challenge on their behalf and ask their friends and family to sponsor them.


See location of Peterborough Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 192987  Lat: 52.57308 Long: -0.24159

By Road:
From the A1M: Follow signs for city centre, follow ring road to jct 5.

By Public Transport:
From Peterborough station it is 10 minutes' walk to Peterborough Cathedral.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Peterborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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