Did you know there are around 380,000 homeless people in the UK? They might not all be living on the streets but they don’t have anywhere to call home either. YMCA Central Herts is a local charity providing accommodation to 123 local young homeless people every night in Welwyn Garden City. They’re holding a fun and challenging event in January, and are looking for people to sleep rough for a night to raise much needed funds and awareness of the issue.


The event will take place on 30th January on the Galleria site in Hatfield. Alongside many local people, Camilla Dallerup (2008’s Strictly Come Dancing champion and GMTV’s fitness guru) and her fiancé Kevin Sacre (Hollyoaks actor) will be sleeping rough for the night. There will also be visits from Grant Shapps MP and both Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield’s mayors. Some YMCA residents will also be taking part to help bring a real-life perspective to the issues that homeless young people face.  To find out more and to take part please contact Sally Mayor on 01707 290 717 or email her at sally.mayor@centralhertsymca.org.uk.