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Youth charity encourages local people to show their support ahead of national awareness week
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is calling on the local community to show its support for young people during a national awareness week.
The youth charity, which has operated in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough since 1952, is marking the annual Remember a Charity in Your Will Week from Monday 12 September both on social media and website.
Staff at YMCA will be telling the world what motivates them to work for YMCA using the hashtag #WhyYMCA and also encouraging local people to think about YMCA when making Wills and legacies. Legacies help YMCA by providing funding to secure services and support in the long-term.
It is hoped that by running this campaign, local people will learn more about what the local YMCA does and how they can help.
Jonathan Martin, YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Chief executive, said “Our YMCA does amazing work in the local area and we’re always really proud when our young people and staff get the chance to show off what we’re about to the community – that’s what this week is all about.
“Starting on Monday 12 September, we’ll be talking about what makes us special and what local people can do to help us doing this in the long term. We’ve been working in [insert town] for [insert number of years] years and legacy funding is a wonderful way to help our work continue for another for [insert number of years] years.”
This is the first time YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has supported its staff to take part in the annual awareness week. They aim to engage as many YMCA supporters, including staff, volunteers and users to consider making Wills.
YMCA England is the oldest and largest youth charity in the world, supporting more than 228,000 young people in support and advice.
For more information on YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and how to make a donation visit www.theymca.org.uk.
*Statistics courtesy of Remember a Charity in your Will Week.
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‘I work at YMCA to make a difference and educate people about the importance of health & well-being #WhyYMCA’ – Ryan Armes, Menu of Services
‘It gave me the chance to change my career and I am now working to spread the word of YMCA! #WhyYMCA’ – Heather Whincup, Marketing and Fundraising
‘I am motivated by seeing the motivation that we can instil in others through our project #WhyYMCA’ – Amy, Access to Employment Project
“I am motivated by the impact we have on our local community and seeing our clients flourish with our hard work #WhyYMCA” – Hannah, Access to Employment Project