YOUR WAY TO STAND WITH HOMELESS YOUNG LONDONERS  -  INDIVIDUALS & ORGANISATIONS

Honorary Friends 

To be announced

JOIN US AS A FRIEND

An invitation from Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Queens Chaplain

 

Despite a traumatic start to life, at-risk young people still nurture strong aspirations and ideals. They still have a vision for what they want to achieve in life. They still have a need to be heard, to belong and to be healthy. And they still want to contribute to their community.

City YMCA London exists to make that possible for those young people, to give them the security to make a future of their own choosing.

Yet over the last two years the numbers of young Londoners made homeless has more than doubled, often through no fault of their own. Our 5-year vision is double the number of young people that we support and to shape the external environment of hostel and move-on accommodation in London.

Friends of City YMCA London provide valuable support towards that vision. They offer advice, open doors and raise funds helping us to fulfil our mission. Friends of City YMCA London is open to applications from people known to existing friends.

If interested, we would be delighted to consider your application.

Friends 

To be announced

Patrons 

The Lord Mayor of the City of London

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London

Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Queen & Speaker

 

Founder Friends

Colonel Brian Kay OBE DL

Colin Passmore, Senior Partner at Simmons & Simmons

Lord Chris Smith, Former MP for Islington South

Lord Lesley Griffiths, President of the Methodist Conference

The Very Rev David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral

Jean Reed, former trustee & Grubb Institute

Alderman Peter Estlin, Barclays Non Core

Gillian Bowen Chief Executive

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“Our friends have already brought so much to the table. We are indebted to them for their generosity and willingness to help the young people in our care.

Please join them in creating a strong family of support for London’s homeless young people.”

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AS A FRIEND YOU WILL

  • Help give back a future to a local homeless young person
  • Keep informed on issues, their stories and our progress
  • Offer practical support, advice and encouragement
  • Attend our Annual Friends Reception at Mansion House
  • Engage with city leaders and like-minded individuals

WHAT WE ASK OF YOU

  • Attend our Annual Friends Reception at Mansion House
  • Introduce two other friends
  • Make a suggested annual donation of:
    • Individuals/Couples: £50
    • Organisations: £500
    • Life Members: £1,000
  • Offer advice and open doors in your area of expertise

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“Here is a rare oportunity to leave a

legacy for London’s homeless young

people which together we can achieve.”

Rt Rev’s & Rt Hon Richard Chartres

Bishop of London

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“Knowing Islington so well I’ve long

respected the tenacity of City YMCA. Their ambition deserves our full support”

Lord Chris Smith

Former MP for Islington South

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A Registered Charity No 1053864

A Registered Company No 3169665

Housing Agency No H4099

A Registered Charity No 1053864

A Registered Company No 3169665

Housing Agency No H4099