YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been chosen by Queensgate Shopping Centre as its new Charity of the Year for 2016-2017.
YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a local charity committed to supporting young people and their families through a comprehensive range of programmes and services. These are focused around its five core strategic areas of accommodation, family work, training and education, health and wellbeing, and support and advice. This ensures that the YMCA delivers on its charitable aim of helping young people to grow and reach their potential to be a proactive member of an inclusive community.
The partnership allows the charity regular access to Queensgate to host events that will raise awareness and funds for their good work locally.
Jonathan Martin, CEO of YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, said: “The YMCA is thrilled to be named Charity of the Year by Queensgate Shopping Centre. We’re looking forward to a strong partnership, demonstrating what’s best about young people and community work in our city.
“It’s a real bonus for us to be working so closely with the city’s premier shopping venue. We know that with our shared value of believing in the potential of people and communities, we can showcase positive activities, highlight some of the issues facing young people and have some fun too!”
Mark Broadhead, Centre Director at Queensgate Shopping Centre, said: “We are excited to be working with YMCA as our Charity of the Year. The local team have some fantastic ideas for events throughout the year which I know our shoppers will enjoy and I’m confident they’ll raise lots of money to continue their excellent work across Peterborough.”
Previous charities of the year for Queensgate have raised as much as £12,000 with single events raising an impressive £7,000.
Pictured left to right: Edite Kouame – Fundraising Officer YMCA, Rod Allerton – Development Manager YMCA, Mark Broadhead, Centre Director at Queensgate, Jonathan Martin- CEO YMCA, Karolina Burek- Volunteer YMCA