One donation, twice the impact.

The Big Give runs the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Christmas Challenge. From midday on Tuesday 3rd until midday on Tuesday 10th December, the challenge offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled.

YMCA Exeter has been chosen as a participating charity for the 2019 challenge and our goal is to raise £7,000 towards the purchase of a new house so we can keep reducing youth homelessness in Exeter.

During the week we will be sharing stories from our young people about the journies life has taken them on and how far they have come.

Join us across the city to take part in exciting seasonal events, including a static bike-a-thon, a smoothie bike, bacon butties and Christmas crafts, all raising funds to create long-term homes for our young people.

  • Tues 3rd Dec 9:30am – 3pm

Grow Coffee House, South Street

  • Weds 4th Dec

11:30am – 2pm YMCA St David’s Hill

1pm – 3pm Smart Estate Agents, New North Road

  • Thurs 5th Dec

10am – 12pm Cafe Thursday, Newcourt Community Centre

  • Fri 6th Dec

10am – 3pm Nationwide, Bedford Square, Princesshay

  • Mon 9th Dec

10am – 2pm Tesco Exeter Vale

All week there will also be a donation station available at Exeter Cookery School on the Quay where you can drop in anytime and buy YMCA Christmas cards and drop your loose change in our donation bucket.

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