At YMCA we truly believe that corporate charity partnerships should be beneficial to everyone. We work closely with all our partners to build strong and positive programmes, that benefit an organisations and their staff so that you can support YMCA in achieving our charitable aim. A partnership with YMCA will deliver new skills, allow staff to meet new interesting people and help some of the most vulnerable young people in your community. Supporting YMCA will help us to deliver real and lasting opportunities that change the lives of young people in your community. Through the opportunities detailed below, a partnership with YMCA will do just that:
We have an extensive social media reach, with passionate and engaged supporters who share our values. This makes YMCA an effective choice when it comes to raising your online profile, or adding a social media marketing element to an existing campaign.
As a Partner of YMCA you will receive support from a dedicated Account Manager who will ensure that your organisation and employees will get the most out of the relationship. As no two partnerships are alike, we treat each company as unique, developing a programme of activity which works for both parties. We will draw up a Partnership and Communications Plan to set mutually-agreed targets, with regular liaison meetings to make sure that the timetable is on course and to evidence your much-valued support.
How you can get involved:
Whether you choose to fundraise as a small team, a department or as an entire organisation, why not help young people in our community? YMCA will design a fantastic package to support your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme or charitable ambitions and engage your employees.
Your staff can support our work in a number of exciting ways. Whether in a “Charity of the Year” partnership or on an ad hoc basis, a partnership with YMCA will have something for everyone. Here are the options:
To get you started download your FREE Corporate Fundraising Pack here
Please contact Ian Knibbs, Fundraising and Marketing Manager on Call: 07947 096013 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the new areas in which you may wish to support us.
YMCA are proud to work in partnership with the following companies:
Henson Crisp Ltd have recently announced they are supporting this year’s Sleep Easy event at Peterborough Cathedral. As part of their support for the event they have donated £1000 and computer equipment to support residents in our accommodation service.
Team Henson Crisp are encouraging other local businesses to get involved and enter a team to spend the night sleeping rough so others don’t have to.
To find out more about Sleep Easy 2017 – Peterborough click here
CCEP’s Customer Hub in Peterborough is delighted to announce that YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be its Charity of the Year for 2017-2018.
As part of this new partnership the CCEP’s Customer Hub based in Peterborough will be holding a series of charitable events to raise money for YMCA as well as taking part in volunteering opportunities. Events will include charity quiz, office purple day, their own sleep easy event and skydiving.
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As Queensgate Shopping Centre’s Charity of the Year YMCA has been able to raise over £6,000 towards projects that support youth homelessness in the city. During December staff from Queensgate Shopping Centre and other local companies joined together as volunteers to provide a Christmas wrapping service for shoppers in return for donations.
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St Catherine’s College, Cambridge recently hosted our 1st Sleep Easy event in Cambridge. Sleep Easy is a national YMCA fundraising initiative. The aim is simple: spend a night challenging yourself to sleep rough, raising money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. Fellows, students and members of the local business community got together to help raise nearly £11,000.
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough recently worked with the team at Bauer Media who took time from their busy schedule to redecorate our Time Stop accommodation in Peterborough by opening ‘The Bauer Lounge’ a fully renovated relaxation zone within the building for those most in need. Time Stop provides emergency temporary accommodation for up to 22 homeless people between the ages of 16 and 26 in the Peterborough area. Our key workers provide direct support for residents which include: 1-2-1 counselling, education, employment advice and guidance.
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This has already made a huge difference to the space and work will now begin on developing the space ready for boot camps to start later this month.
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