To be announced
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. The belief that we have makes our work all the more effective. 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 to double the number of young people that we support and to set new standards in hostel and move-on accommodation in London.
Friends of City YMCA London help uphold our heritage through their long-standing commitment. They provide valuable support towards our vision. They offer advice, open doors and raise funds making a huge impact to our cause.
New members are invited to join on the commendation of an existing Friend. I would be delighted if you would lend your support and join me as a Friend of City YMCA London.
If interested, we would be delighted to consider your application.
To be announced
The Lord Mayor of the City of London
The Rt Rev’d and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
Rev’d Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Queen & Speaker
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’d David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral
Jean Reed, former trustee & Grubb Institute
Alderman Peter Estlin, Barclays Non Core
Gillian Bowen Chief Executive
“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. They also help uphold the heritage of the YMCA’s work down the generations, a work inspired by our Christian roots.”
A Registered Charity No 1053864.
A Registered Company No 3169665
Regulator of Social Housing No H4099
“Here is a rare opportunity to leave a legacy for London’s homeless young people which together we can achieve.”
Rt Rev’d & Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
“Knowing Islington so well I’ve long
respected the tenacity of City YMCA London. Their ambition deserves our full support”
Lord Chris Smith
Former MP for Islington South