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YMCA Burton launches Easter Campaign

Wed 6 Mar 2019

YMCA Burton have launched their annual Easter fundraising campaign this week in a bid to raise £6,000 to refurbish the kitchen at their main homeless site Reconnect in the town centre.

This will enable them to increase the provision available, provide better facilities for clients and hopefully offer more opportunities for clients & volunteers to be involved in.

Services such as Café Connect, which is a weekly run café for Residents and Rough sleepers to come in for a home cooked meal has been very successful to date. It ensures a hot meal is provided for those in need and is a great opportunity for a conversation with staff, volunteers or peers. Providing additional equipment and refurbishment of the kitchen will benefit all of it’s users.

Paula Senior, Fundraising officer said: “We are continually looking at ways to develop our services and facilities to support our clients and the wider community seeking our help. Fundraising is key to help fund some of these initiatives and we are looking forward to our first two events from our fundraising calendar this year. Please support us if you can and join us for one of the events”

The first fundraising event is a Pamper & Shopping night on the 21st March from 7pm. Held in the Albion Suite at Pirelli Stadium, there will be over 40 stalls offering a fabulous and varied range of items to browse, buy or pamper yourself with. There will be a licensed bar, free parking and an amazing raffle and pamper tombola. Tickets are only £5 each and include a goody bag.

Available online https://ymcaburton.nutickets.com/54950310 or via the contact details below.

On the 25th March, the annual Charity Curry night at Apne India restaurant in Cross Street Burton will take place. A 4-course meal, with entertainment, raffle and auction means this is always a very popular event. For tickets visit https://ymcaburton.nutickets.com/54950321 or call 01283 538802 or email fundraising@burtonymca.org.

Look out for our other events during the year on our website or our social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.