Gallery: YMCA Suffolk members sleep in cardboard boxes on Friday night at Inspire Suffolk to raise homelessness awareness

Will Kerslake (L to R) Louise Jolly, Kay Westgate and Sarah Nicholls test their shelter for the YMCA

Will Kerslake (L to R) Louise Jolly, Kay Westgate and Sarah Nicholls test their shelter for the YMCA Suffolk Sleep Easy event at Suffolk Inspire

YMCA Suffolk joined other YMCAs across England in a mass sleep-out event in Ipswich last night - sleeping in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

The event at Inspire Suffolk in Lindbergh Road started at 9pm on Friday and finished at 9am today, with participants having the chance to hear about the work of the YMCA, play sports and games, listen to music and enjoy a slap-up breakfast.

People were sleeping outside in a cardboard box to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

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