Mar


12

Chamber committee look to raise funds at Sleep Out

Sutton Coldfield Chamber committee members are looking to raise funds and awareness for YMCA Sutton Coldfield, by taking part in a nationwide sleep out event. Chamber president, Phil Arkinstall (pictured), honorary chair Katie Hale, committee members Joanna Drinkwater and Clare Whalley will be taking  part in the Sleep Easy event, being hosted across the country,…

Jan


25

Countdown begins for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Sleep out event

It’s just 8 weeks to go until the 2021 YMCA Sleep Easy – and this is why you should join Sutton Coldfield’s 3D Facilities and sign up. YMCA Sutton Coldfield is encouraging local businesses to come on board and join their Sleep out event to highlight youth homelessness and raise vital funds to help support…

Dec


4

Agency steps up to support young carers

With the second national lockdown ending this week, PLOTT Creative are stepping up to support local young carers in need. Instead of buying Christmas gifts for their clients, the brand and web Agency have instead bought Christmas care boxes for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Young Carers Care Box appeal. The care boxes, which contain vital…

Dec


4

Giving Tree back for a second year

The Giving Tree – a festive initiative launched by a sixth form pupil at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School – is returning to the Gracechurch Centre for a second year. Branching from an off-the-cuff comment in his Development Office interview last year, Upper Sixth student Elijah Nix set up the Giving Tree to spread some festive…

Dec


4

President’s effort pays off despite marathon cancellation

The cancellation of this year’s London Marathon didn’t deter Sutton Coldfield Chamber president Phil Arkinstall in his bid to raise funds for YMCA Sutton Coldfield. Like many other runners, Phil was left disappointed when the marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. But the managing director of video production firm Ark Media was determined not…

Dec


2

Christmas cheer for young carer heroes

As the second national lockdown ends, PLOTT are stepping up to support local young carers in need. Instead of buying Christmas gifts for our clients, we’ve instead created Christmas care boxes for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Young Carers Care Box appeal. The care boxes, which contain vital essentials as well as specially selected gifts and…

Nov


20

Charity appoints new fundraising lead

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…

Nov


12

BBC Children in Need: Sutton Coldfield young carer helped

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. …

Mar


30

Success for Sofa Surfers

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…