Charity appoints new fundraising lead

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A new fundraising and development manager has been appointed to develop fundraising for YMCA Sutton Coldfield. Sarah Sylvester joined the YMCA from the University of York, where she held a number of fundraising roles over 14 years, most recently heading up the individual giving team. Sarah said: “I am excited to be working with the YMCA…

BBC Children in Need: Sutton Coldfield young carer helped

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Fourteen-year-old Ana is a young carer who helps her mother deal with mental health issues at home. The schoolgirl is supported by YMCA Sutton Coldfield which has received more than £103,000 from BBC Children in Need for a three-year project to help young carers. Staff provide advice and respite activities for people like Ana. …

Success for Sofa Surfers

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Forced to think creatively in the Covid-19 crisis, local children’s charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield switched its annual Sleep Out to a Sofa Surf in its first virtual fundraising event last Friday night. The Chamber of Commerce’s Chosen Charity which has been in Sutton since 1900 is no stranger to having to adapt; during the first…

Resourceful charity switches Sleep Easy to Sofa Surf

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In the lead up to their biggest fundraising event of the year, local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield is refusing to give in to COVID19, showing resilience and resourcefulness by switching their planned Sleep Easy to a Sofa Surf. Faced with events outside their control, the charity have stepped up to the challenge and are going…

Solicitors Swap Beds for Boxes

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Local Solicitors firm Ansons are joining dozens of local Chamber businesses to sleep rough for the night in support of local children’s charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield. A total of 21 staff members are joining Team Ansons for the challenge and swapping their beds for boxes on Friday 27th March to raise awareness and funds to…

Firms encouraged to back Sleep Easy event

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Sutton Coldfield businesses are being encouraged to sign up for the forthcoming YMCA Sleep Easy event. The event, organised by YMCA Sutton Coldfield, aims to highlight youth homelessness and raise vital funds to help support the charity’s work with vulnerable young people. The sleepout will take place on Friday 26 March, with Sutton Coldfield residents…

Getting into the 20s spirit!

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Simpsons Gin Bar was transported back to the 20’s this weekend as dozens of locals donned glamourous Great Gatsby outfits at a charity event to raise money for local children’s charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield. The sold-out event which took place on Friday night in the speakeasy style bar, was the first of several charity events…

Dusting off the mothballs for a second ‘unveiling’

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Over 100 local ladies got the chance to wear their wedding dresses again at a charity Moth Ball last week raising funds for local Sutton charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield. The event, hosted by Moor Hall Hotel, was the first of its kind for the venue and provided a unique opportunity for those wanting the chance…