YMCA Thames Gateway has announced the date for its annual sleep out to support young people dealing with homelessness in Dartford.

It is to take place in Central Park from 7 pm to 7 am, on March 6.

The event will see hundreds of participants sleep outside as part of raising awareness for homelessness within youth.

Supporters will unite across the country, to help continue the much-needed services for youth in the UK.

Brian Cooke, YMCA’s Director of Housing, said:

“YMCA’s across the country are holding Sleep Easy events at the same time to raise much-needed awareness of the plight of rough sleeping among young people.”

“We know from experience that without the support we offer many more young people would be sleeping on the streets and have fewer options and less chance of realising their potential.

“We are calling on the local community, old and young, to sign up for YMCA Sleep Easy and help us support young people in our services today and into the future.

“One night out can make a lifetime difference.”

If you would like to join in email sleepeasy@ymcatg.org or visit at http://www.ymcatg.org