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Community Giving


Another worthy cause, another successful nomination

In December, they announced their 40 successful Community Giving nominated causes and they each received a £1000 donation.

Since then, they’ve had time to catch up with some of them to find out how they plan to use the money.

Skipton spoke to Hannah Barrett from the YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCA DLG) in Brighton, who provide youth services across Sussex and Surrey. She told them:

“YMCA DLG provide young people with not only a safe space to stay, but also essential support such as counselling, life skills, and learning and education opportunities.

They are so grateful for Skipton Building Society’s donation which will help them to support young people to move to a point of independence and strive towards a positive future.”

And here’s why Mike Mckernan from Wooton & Bean Financial Solutions Ltd nominated them:

“I have supported YMCA DLG personally for several years, helping to support and take part in their sponsored sleep out ‘Sleep Easy’ and annual ‘Challenge’ mountain bike ride. I greatly respect the hard work done by the charity locally.”