The campaign included a promotional video telling the heartfelt story of one of our residents, which received over 8000 views and encouraged a number of online donations. An interactive contactless donations display was also launched which gave passers-by the opportunity to donate £2 by simply tapping their bank card on the window.
YMCA held a local Church service full of carol singing and other festivities to get everyone into the Christmas spirit with attendees raising a substantial amount, which will be allocated towards additional resources for the vulnerable young people residing in YMCA’s supported accommodation.
All of the staff at YMCA North Tyneside were astounded by the generosity of others this Christmas with a huge amount of gifts and food goods being donated. These gifts not only provided our residents with something to open on Christmas morning but also let them know that others were thinking about them, at what can be a very difficult time of year.
With special thanks to-
Tynemouth & Whitley Bay Soroptimists
St John’s Methodist Church
Cash For Kids
Acorn Community Church
Overall the #BringingChristmasHome Campaign has raised a total of £2,259.15 and a further £1,600 worth of gift donations!
If you would like to contribute towards this amazing cause and haven’t yet had the chance to do so, please visit ymcanorthtyneside.org/donate.
For more information about our charitable causes, and the work we do with young people, please click here.
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