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Challenge 135 is an opportunity for you to help Leicestershire most vulnerable young people by making a simple contribution of £135 to The Y.

You will be part of a network of 135 businesses, each donating £135. By the end of 2017, together, we will make a huge impact to reduce Youth Homelessness in Leicestershire.

 

Young and homeless

There are many reasons young people end up without a home. Many have experienced childhood trauma such as bereavement, family breakdown, living in care, health issues, violence or abuse.

Without The Y these young people have no support networks and no roof over their head leaving them very vulnerable, sleeping rough and open to abuse.

 

How will my business make a difference?

Each night The Y provides 118 beds to 16-25 year olds who have no safe place to call home. Our specialist team provide the wrap-around support they need to get back into education and employment and work towards securing a future and their own safe home.

Your donation will ensure we can continue providing individual support and work with the most complex young people to change their life around.

Your donation could also contribute towards:
A welcome pack of toiletries for a young person who arrives with no belongings, worth £10
The upkeep of our safe room, where a young person can stay if they are fleeing a crisis, worth £40
A starter pack of kitchen essentials for a young person’s new home, worth £75
Interview clothes, worth £80
Helping a young person develop the skills and self-esteem to live independently for the first time, worth £200
Provide complex needs support for a month to a young person who has experienced abuse, neglect or poor mental health, worth £275

“I don’t think I’d have coped these past six months without being able to come here. It’s the feeling of normality and the feeling of having someone that wants to listen to you, and they’re not judgemental. The support workers here, they’ve all got different backgrounds and they’re all just amazing.”
Becky (worked with our complex needs worker)

 

How do we make a contribution? 

Simply send a cheque to the Fundraising Department for £135 payable to Leicester YMCA

Text THEY15 £135 to 70070

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Or get in touch with the team fundraising@leicesterymca.co.uk or 0116 204 6224