“Right Now” Fundraising Campaign
As a charity, YMCA North Tyneside relies on the help of supporters in order to generate funds and continue the amazing work we do for the local community. Our supporters come in all shapes and sizes, from someone placing their child in our Day Nursery right through to a group of friends boldly taking on a half marathon... the ways in which people help out is abundant.
When the pandemic hit, not only did we close the majority of our business units such as YMCA Gym and The Estate, but all fundraising events were cancelled, almost bringing that support to a standstill.

As a charity in need, we decided to look to our supporters for any help they could offer and launched our “Right Now” fundraising campaign.
We felt it was important that people knew that although the country had come to a halt, YMCA North Tyneside was still dedicated to providing support to anyone who needed it, particularly in such a challenging period.

Our Supported Housing team continued to work with homeless young people, giving them a place to stay, as well as providing ongoing training and education via zoom and through socially distanced one to one’s.
They also created a digital portal to help the young people book activities online as well as having a hub where they could find help and advice on dealing with lockdown.

Our Youth and Play team also offered online communications for local schools, providing one to one support to pupils and teachers. The team also gathered up a group of volunteers and provided street-based interventions and small support groups for those young people who were having a particularly tough time at home.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we managed to raise over £500 cash as well as receiving an incredible amount of food donations from The Co-operative, Asda and many other corporate partners. We understand that this past year has been emotionally and financially difficult for many of us which makes us all the more grateful for each and every one of these contributions.

*At Ambers request, we have used an actor in the photograph.

Read more of our case studies:

Case Study: The Trouble with Trevor

YMCA Teesdale has long played a vital role within its local community, and although the charity focuses on helping young people; given the demographics of Cockfield, the Teesdale branch also provides a number of activities for older generations too. One of these...

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The Hatch Launch: Resources for our young people

Developed with the valuable guidance of people with lived experience of mental health problems, this online portal has been designed to give our young people access to 6 support options known as "Hatches."  Offers encouragement and motivation for daily skills such as...

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Case Study: Amber

Case Study: Amber

"I was so scared to leave him, he used to threaten that he would kill himself. I also had nowhere else to go, and I was afraid I would have to sleep on the streets. It was partly because of my fear of becoming homeless that I didn't leave straight away. I was so...

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Case Study: Inspiring Young Female

Over time, Grace would take all the anguish from her past and turn that negativity into something incredibly positive. During the past 6 years that Grace has attended the Youth Project, her contributions have been the driving force behind a number of ventures within...

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