Help us give them the happy Christmas they deserve
Can you help a young, local person in need this Christmas?
As the coronavirus crisis continues, there are many in our community who are struggling emotionally and financially. These may be young children adjusting to new school situations, families trying to make ends meet or a young person needing a safe place to sleep, and whose future is unclear.
Here at YMCA North London we work to provide support to young people and families in need of help within our community. Our Christmas Appeal aims to raise funds to help bring a bit of joy and comfort in what has been an incredibly difficult year.
If you would rather give a gift or create your own fundraising event, visit our Christmas Appeal.
Support Health & Well-being in Your Local Community
“I just wanted to take a moment to praise the amazing staff at Breakfast Club and After-school Club.
My son has been attending since he was just five and is now in the juniors, and throughout he has been very happy, even with his chronic ongoing illness, the staff have always been understanding and caring towards his wellbeing.
I only have good things to say about the clubs and I feel very lucky to have such a facility in the area.”
Parent, Rokesly School
As most of you are aware, the YMCA is on the front line every day providing much-needed services to some of society’s most vulnerable groups. As well as supporting young people through our hostel accommodation, we give access to many local people through concessions to our childcare, children’s activities and health and well-being services.
As one of the oldest charities in the UK, the YMCA operates through income-generating activities such as gym memberships, partnership funding and private donations. If you are able to donate so that we can continue to offer these services, we would greatly appreciate it.
Helping the Homeless Close to Home
“Living at the Hostel certainly has its challenges, but I have learnt a lot about myself and I found my voice again. I was faced with obstacles but I learned to adapt and change the way I deal with things.
After doing one of Accumulate’s creative workshop courses I was awarded a scholarship by them to do a design and media course. My future looks bright, but it is left to me as an individual to challenge myself to reach my full potential.”
Resident, YMCA North London Hostel
We are facing challenges during this shutdown period and wish to ask for your help by making a donation, however small, if you are able to do so. We wish to buy protective equipment, extra food and things to occupy our residents who may have little. Thank you for your support.
- We provide shelter and support for up to 154 young people and they are following social distancing rules in small rooms with precious few possessions and no visitors.
- Our usual programme for education, training and employment has come to a stop.
- Our support workers are making heroic efforts to continue though the team is impacted both by these challenges and the need to self-isolate.