Will you join us?
We are seeking 165 new partners to share our mission and witness.
YMCA Derbyshire is marking its 165th anniversary this year. In order to sustain and develop our mission to support needy and vulnerable
members of our community, we need a new group of supporter members – individuals, churches, local businesses and other groups – who can share and contribute to our work in a variety of ways.
Join us in helping to transform the communities we serve, supporting young people to belong, contribute and thrive.
What is Project 165?
We are marking our 165th anniversary in 2012 by seeking to recruit 165 new partners and friends – either individuals, churches, businesses or other organisations – who can support our work by their prayers, financial donations, voluntary work or donations in kind. Each Project 165 member will be valued as an important member of the team and will be making a real and tangible difference to the lives of the young people we support.
Why have we launched this appeal?
We are proud of the fact that we have served the local community continuously for 165 years. But now we need extra support to maintain and develop our mission in the years ahead and to remain needs-led rather than having to be driven by changing political agendas.
How you can join Project 165
• By making a single financial donation
• By taking out a standing order for a regular donation, from as little as £2per month
• By Gift Aiding your donation
• By donating items for our work, such as food or sports equipment
• By volunteering as a church contact for Project 165
• By becoming a praying supporter, either as an individual or as a church community
New ways to support us
If you shop online, you can support us at no extra cost to yourself by registering with www.easyfundraising.org.uk and choose us as your cause. Then every time you shop online a donation will be made to YMCA Derbyshire.
You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5% and Body Shop 10%. Some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them. And it doesn’t cost you an extra penny to help us. Just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ymcaderbyshire
Are you the kind of person who forgets until the last minute to post greetings cards? Do you prefer to send an email because you like to do your bit to ‘save the planet’? Would you like never to forget another birthday or special occasion and also help cut down on wasted paper? If so, then you can help YMCA Derbyshire by registering on Charitecards where you can become a member, donate to us and send unlimited bespoke e-cards. What’s more is that, if you Gift Aid, we will receive 100% of your donation.
Visit www.charitecards.com/ymcaderbyshire to support us and never have to
worry about sending that special message in time again!
Giving by text message
You can also now send us individual donations by text message from your mobile phone! Simply text YMCA16 plus the amount you want to give to 70070. So, for example, if you wish to donate £10, simply text YMCA16 £10 to 70070.
Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator’s standard rate. We will receive 100% of your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit
How your donations can make a real difference
£2.50 buys a proper meal for one of our residents
£25 buys a pair of smart shoes for a young person to attend an interview
£38 houses a 16 or 17-year-old in the Crashpads for one night
£50 is the cost of preparing a room for a new resident
£100 buys a furniture pack for a resident moving into their own place
£208 is the cost of a week’s housing and catering for a homeless person
Project 165 appeal pamphlet
Copies of the Project 165 pamphlet have been sent to churches in the Derby area.
To download a copy of the pamphlet, click on the image to the left.
Please contact us to receive additional copies of the pamphlet by emailing email@example.com
or by phoning 01332 579550.
Our appeal patrons
“I am pleased to give YMCA Derbyshire’s Project 165 my support as the YMCA serves so many young people, not only in Derby but across the whole country. The testimony of the young people who have received help and advice from the YMCA speaks volumes for the level of care and concern they have been given. As a Christian myself, I wholeheartedly endorse YMCA Derbyshire’s pursuit of Christian values and the wellbeing of all young people whatever their faith position. YMCA Derbyshire has given countless people a sound start in life over the last 165 years and I look forward to them continuing to do this for another 165 years.”
Cllr Les Allen, Mayor of the City of Derby 2011-12
“YMCA Derbyshire has been providing a powerful witness to the God-given potential of every young person in our community for nearly 165 years and I wholeheartedly endorse its work. In our current secular society, YMCA Derbyshire has remained true to its original Christian identity and mission by extending a warm welcome to everyone and working to develop young people in body, mind and spirit. It is very important that this local Christian charity is able to continue and grow its work to enable young people to flourish and to put its values into practice. I urge all Christian communities in Derbyshire to participate in the YMCA’s witness to the dignity and value of all young people and others by supporting and praying for its continued success.”
The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby
Project 165 corporate members and sponsors
The following companies and organisations are corporate members of Project 165 by virtue of making donations of money, goods or services. We are extremely grateful to each of them. Please click on the company or organisation name to visit its website.
How to donate
Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give to YMCA Derbyshire, we get an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go further. This means that £100 can be turned into £125. Imagine what a difference that could make and it doesn't cost you a thing.
To qualify for Gift Aid, your income tax or capital gains tax payments must at least equal the amount we will claim in the next tax year. Just print off this form and return it to us with your application form to allow us to claim gift aid on your donation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.