Magna Academy Sixth Form students and staff recently took part in a sponsored sleep easy event to raise funds for YMCA Bournemouth. The event took place on the 25th March 2022, and involved building cardboard shelters, and sleeping outside overnight.
We are proud to announce that we raised in excess of £2600, which will be used by the YMCA in its’ effort to combat homelessness.
The experience is one that we will never forget, and we do hope to be involved in the event in September 2022, so watch this space. We would like to thank Steele Raymond solicitors for agreeing to be our sponsor, and for judging our shelter building efforts on the night, and to Sheena Dayman and Jane Joy from the YMCA for their support and guidance both leading up to and during the event.
I felt it was a great bonding experiencing between me and my classmates
The sleepout was an amazing experience, spending time with friends and all for an amazing cause. It felt even better doing the sleepout knowing the cause that it was for. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to give it a go
The Sleepout was a fantastic night! It was an amazing way to raise awareness on homelessness, the YMCA helped us all realise how crucial charities are in maintaining a safe community
The Sleepout was a great night for everyone, despite the cold, our team-building skills really made the night fun!
Katie and Lily U