The Mayor's chosen charity for 2019/20 is the YMCA Wellington and District.
YMCA Wellington and District
YMCA Wellington and District was founded in 1859 and is an independent Christian charity committed to helping young people particularly at times of hardship and need, regardless of gender, race, ability and faith and form part of the national and international YMCA Movement.
From 1920 until the early 1990’s, YMCA were based at Wrekin Buildings in Tan Bank in the centre of Wellington. From there they provided a substantial range of leisure and social facilities for the people of Wellington.
However in the early 1990s the board identified an unmet need amongst local young homeless single people and developed a new strategy to address this. Since then, providing supported accommodation for young, homeless single people has become a core activity. The YMCA sold part of Wrekin Buildings and moved to Consort House in Victoria Avenue in 1994. This is owned by YMCA England and managed by Wellington and District.
YMCA provides support to the people of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin through a variety of services:
- supported accommodation for 16 - 25 year olds
- floating support through the Thrive Floating Support Service
- The Holly Project - peer led CSE survivor service
- The Freedom Programme - domestic abuse information programme for women.
Their goal is to provide young people with the support and opportunities they need to become valuable, responsible members of the community. The YMCA support team works hard to encourage and motivate residents to develop their personal skills and to improve their financial situation through education and training.
How can you support the appeal?
Please send in your donations to:
Telford & Wrekin Council
Telephone: 01952 380110
Donations can be accepted by cash, card and cheque. For further information please contact the Office.
Last updated: 8.39pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019