Youth With A Future


December 2014

Local charity Youth With A Future (YWAF) is launching a Christmas appeal to help support young people aged 16-25 living in the Mendip area who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

YWAF works alongside Mendip YMCA in several ways, such as providing a moving-in grant of up to £80 for 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 later on.

YWAF also ensures that each of these young people has a Christmas stocking filled with goodies such as confectionery and toiletries, and a Christmas hamper for sharing in each of the supported housing schemes in Frome, Shepton Mallet and Wells.

If you would like to support YWAF’s Christmas appeal, you can go to our website ( and make an online donation or please send a cheque made payable to YWAF to c/o Parish Office, Peter Street Rooms, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BL.


If you would like more information, please contact the YWAF Secretary Sue Crisfield on 07504 758263. Thank you.

YWAF Charity number is 1094485