YMCA Jolly Jumper 2021

7 November 2021

Can you help to provide young people facing homelessness a Christmas to remember?

The festive period can be an especially difficult time for the young people living at YMCA Derbyshire as they are often estranged from their families.

This year, YMCA Derbyshire is asking for help to show their young people that they are thought of, worthy and celebrated as individuals. It is the YMCA’s aim to provide their young people a day that they deserve, with a delicious Christmas meal with all the trimmings, a gift and activities to enjoy.

Not only that, but the funds raised will go towards improving the lounge in which residents spend their down time. This will include providing them with technology for education, work and entertainment purposes, new sofas and bean bags to relax and socialise and an area for arts and crafts to encourage creative expression.

Revamping the residents lounge

Not only that, but the funds raised will go towards improving the lounge in which residents spend their down time. This will include providing them with technology for education, work and entertainment purposes, new sofas and bean bags to relax and socialise and an area for arts and crafts to encourage creative expression.

Many of the young people living at YMCA Derbyshire have very little confidence when making friendships and socialising with others. Their hope is that the upgraded lounge will provide a sense of peace as well as opportunity to learn and apply for work.

How to support YMCA Derbyshire at Christmas

There are several ways to support the Christmas campaign. You could wear a Jolly Jumper and give a pound or two on a day of your choice. If that isn’t suitable, you could do a Christmas-themed bake off and donate that way. There’s lots of options!

This appeal will enable us to keep people safe, supported and fed this Christmas. Last year, we were able to support 300 young people during the season, preventing loneliness with a range of fun activities and serving warm meals.

If you feel you aren’t able to wear a Jolly Jumper or take part in any other activity, you could also donate to the YMCA’s Christmas appeal via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ymcaderbyshireatchristmas

 

Thank you so much for your support in advance – together we can ‘change lives.’

 

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