December Round up & Thanks

Support in the Community… In November, The Y, along with some great NCS volunteers, bag packed at Asda in Oadby. We had a wonderful time and raised over £370 from generous shoppers. Asda also created some festive cheer by donating £500 to pay for our resident’s and service users over at the Y Support Project’s Christmas parties.

Pizza anyone??? December saw MOD PIZZA launch in the Highcross, and The Y was lucky enough to be chosen as their charity for the opening day. This meant The Y received all the money from all pizza sales on the day. The day raised over £2100 for The Y, with a promise of support from MOD to support The Y moving forward – We love PIZZA!

The Y’s Christmas Carol Service… What a lovely event this was. We sang carols, listened to the wonderful gospel choir and Salvation Army band, ate cake and started to feel a little festive. We sold lots of raffle tickets on the evening and even managed to raise over £100 in donations too.

Autumn Raffle… We drew The Y’s Autumn Raffle in December and raised… £669.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, everyone who help sell tickets and all the wonderful individuals and businesses that donated the 24 super prizes we were able to give out.

Asda Foundation… We received a £500 donation from Asda Oadby.
An amazing contribution donated to us so that we could give our residents a real festive celebration this Christmas.

Awesome people doing awesome things… In December The Y’s own Michelle convinced her mum and young son to join her for the Loughborough Santa Fun Run. It rained. Their Santa trousers disintegrated and their faces itched from the snowy white beards, but… they raised just under £350 for The Y’s Challenge 135!

More awesome people doing more awesome things… The last few weeks of December at The Y were crazy-busy, with some wonderful human beings showing us just how much good there really is in the world! We received approximately 500 shoeboxes containing; gifts, toiletries, sweet treats, stationary, hats, scarves and all manner of marvelousness! These shoeboxes were distributed to our residents, with the surplus, going on to help support our young people throughout the year. We were absolutely blown away by people’s kindness and generosity and have made some great new contacts for the future.

We had a crazy-busy December and look forward to more of the same in 2019!

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year.



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