Youth With A Future

Thank you letter from YMCA Mendip

A letter from YMCA Mendip's CEO, Karen Deverell, thanking YWAF for its work.

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Christmas 2017 Ice Skating

Four young people enjoying the Christmas 2017 YMCA ice skating trip.

Bags for Life at Glastonbury

Special thanks to the brilliant team of 36 people who gave out Bags for Life at Glastonbury Festival this year - the photo shows Hannah, Cat, Bethan and Adam. Glastonbury Festival is one of our main sources of income each year and we are grateful for the opportunity to do this work.

Every penny counts!

One of the main areas of support that YWAF provides, working alongside Mendip YMCA, is by giving a moving-in grant of up to £80 to each young person moving into rooms in the YMCA supported housing schemes or their own flats to buy essentials such as cooking equipment, bedding and crockery. These items are their own to take with them when they move into more permanent accommodation. The photo shows a young person who has benefited from the YWAF ‘Every Penny Counts’ collection where our supporters save their pennies in a jam jar and then donate them towards the moving-in grants. This year’s pennies have raised a staggering £251!

Crazy Golf and fish and chips

Street Foyer residents took a trip to play Crazy Golf, followed by fish and chips.

Grantee letters

Letters of appreciation received from our grantees.