9 April 2020

We have seen much needed cleaning supplies arrive from local Exeter businesses to ensure the continued health and safety of our 60 young residents.  

Toilet rolls, hand sanitiser and bleach spray were amongst the items donated over the last few weeks by local businesses having to close their doors during the current crisis.  

As supermarkets emptied in the run up to the lockdown, we were unable to access all the products their 60 residents would need over the coming months. But thanks to the support of local businesses including BluegrassThe Generator Hub, Devon Business and Education Centre, and ThriftySwanky Apple, Cotley Farm Christmas Shop and GK Signs, the residence is beginning to get stocked up.   

Gareth Sorsby, Joint CEO of YMCA Exeter, says: 

“We’re in unprecedented times, but our focus continues to be ensuring the care and support of our residents. We want to say a massive thank you to all the businesses that came to our aid and donated urgent cleaning supplies. We’re still in need of more supplies, so please do contact us if you can support.”  

If you or your business are able to donate any further cleaning supplies, please contact Emily Hornsby at office@ymcaexeter.org.uk or call our main line on 01392 410530. 

Every year YMCA Exeter provides supported accommodation for over 100 young people coming out of homelessness and needing the support of a loving community to move forward.  If you think that YMCA Exeter might be a good option for you, or someone you know, then you can get in touch with us. Find somewhere to live.