Award-winning, family run food company, Higgidy is supporting this year’s Sleep Easy fundraising event, run by YMCA DownsLink Group. The Sleep Easy events in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Horsham and Guildford (20th March), challenge participants to spend a night outside to raise money to fund YMCA’s vital youth services. The events don’t seek to replicate the experience of homelessness but give an insight into the challenges young people face. All the money raised will go towards preventing youth homelessness in Sussex and Surrey.
The Sussex based business will be donating delicious items from their range of hand finished pies, quiches, rolls and frittatas for everyone sleeping out. From classic combinations like ‘Ham Hock and Cheddar’ to more adventurous flavours, such as ‘Roast Tomato and Pesto’, ‘Spicy Sausage and Roquito Pepper’, there should be something for everyone. Organisers will also ensure soup and hot drinks are available throughout the night. The night’s top fundraiser will also win a prize bundle, including a bumper pack of ‘goodies’ from Higgidy, containing pie vouchers, a Higgidy cookbook and homewares.
Explaining why they wanted to get involved Abigail West, Head of People from Higgidy said: “Supporting local causes and our local community is very important to us here at Higgidy, and we are thrilled to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.”
Nikki Mason, YMCA DownsLink Group, Director of Fundraising & Communications said:
“We’re delighted that Higgidy are supporting our biggest fundraising event of the year, as it is great to have the backing of local businesses for what is a real community effort. Partnerships like this make a huge difference to us as they reduce the costs of staging the event whilst offering an incentive to our participants. Ultimately, it all helps in our efforts to tackle the causes of youth homelessness locally.”
To find out more or sign up visit Sleep Easy (https://www.ymcadlg.org/get-involved/fundraise/sleep-easy/)
or if you can’t take part but would like to show your support and donate visit: Just Giving Sleep Easy (https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/YMCADLGSleepEasy)