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March 20th, 2018
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Creative spirit helps Derby Agency raise £1.5k

Derby agency threeguru endured torrential rain and freezing March conditions to complete the 2018 Sleep Easy Challenge. A respectable £1330.30 was raised in sponsorship for the vulnerable and homeless in Derbyshire that is expected to rise to £1.5k with the help of Gift Aid.

Six guru’s took part in the 12-hour YMCA Derbyshire Event to raise much needed awareness of the daily struggles of homeless people all over the country in the hope that one night in the cold could make a lifetime of difference.

The aftermath of the ‘Beast from the East’ provided stark realisation of the realities of homelessness and what it truly means. Thankfully the gurus weren’t experiencing the -14 degrees and snow drifts that hit Derbyshire and the homeless community the week previous.

Despite the worst weather the Sleep Easy event had seen in its 7 years this didn’t manage to dampen the Guru’s creative spirit. An impromptu shelter was erected by Senior Creative Ross Fletcher, threeguru’s very own version Bear Grylls, to keep the persistent rain off their sleeping bags and cardboard structures throughout the night.

The money raised will go directly to the YMCA Derbyshire Safe Front Door campaign, which will help to provide support and accommodation for the young and vulnerable in Derbyshire. The aid provided by the charity gets people back onto their feet with continued support through training, education and independent living.

design_derby-agency Derby Agency – Threeguru raised £1330.00 with the support of a lot of generous folks.

Threeguru Strategic Guru, Susan Nash found the experience hugely enriching and eye opening; “I am so lucky to find myself in a position with a roof over my head, food on the table and have had so many opportunities in my life so far.  Others are not as lucky as I am and I hope the money raised will go towards giving other young people the same chance in life that I have had.”

Through their annual challenge, YMCA Derbyshire gains valuable awareness for the hundreds of people who slee rough in Derbyshire, ultimately raising the crucial funds to help them continue to support residents and young people in need of their services.

105 volunteers, including many other local Derby Businesses, took part in the Sleep Easy Challenge, raising a combined total of £38,000 so far.

These funds will go a huge way to helping people in the local community get back on their feet and build themselves a better life. Last year’s event enabled the charity to provide more than 150 beds each night, and accommodate more than 300 people during the rest of the year

The threeguru team would like to thank each and everyone who has donated and supported them through the challenge. It is has been a very memorable experience and a fantastic exercise in bringing Derby together to support the local community.

Donations can still be made up until 31st December 2018 so please continue to give if you can for this great cause.


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