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YMCA Derbyshire Ceilidh Raises Over £14,000!

Local Businesses and Friends Of YMCA Derbyshire Unite For Annual Dinner Dance.

The YMCA Derbyshire Ceilidh was back after a two year hiatus. As we emerge from the repercussions of Covid-19 it is becoming more apparent each day for the need of more health and wellbeing support for our service users.

We were blown away by the support of our attendees and raised an amazing £14,516, which will go towards Health and Wellbeing activities such as Men in Sheds, expressive arts therapy sessions and supporting the Wilmorton Community Gardens that provides an outside safe space for our young people and community to thrive in.

What Is a Ceilidh?

Originally the word Ceilidh (kay-lee) descended from the Scottish Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’. It is a chance to get all our wonderful supporters together and show them all the incredible things YMCA Derbyshire has achieved.

Our YMCA Key College students prepare and serve a 3 course meal which is followed by a marvellous evening of live music and group dancing. There is also a chance to enter our charity auction and raffle full of fabulous prizes kindly donated by our friends and partners of YMCA.

The night was a great success and we give thanks to our event sponsor Cosy Foundation and our hosts Museum of Making.

How To Support YMCA Derbyshire at Christmas

Winter 2022 is going to be one of the hardest yet. With the cost of living crisis and cuts in government funding YMCA Derbyshire will be doing all we can to support those in need.

Our next big fundraiser will be our Jolly Jumper Campaign, don a Christmas Jumper and raise money for YMCA Derbyshire. Every pound raised will make a young persons Christmas a little brighter.

Sign up is easy! Just contact the team at fundraising@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk or call 01332 579558.

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YMCA Y-Kidz Winter HAF

We prepared 112 food and activity packs. The packs supported 72 children under Y-Kidz HAF and a further 40 children under Derby County Community Trust HAF.
Each box contained fresh ingredients accompanied by recipe cards. An additional 48 family sized ingredients bags were supplied so that children and parent/carers could cook a chilli together.

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