Youth Cymru is a national youth work charity with an 81 year history. Our mission is to support young people (aged 11-25) to reach their full potential and have a voice in all decisions affecting them. There are 197 Youth Cymru member organisations working across Wales, with many located in the most deprived communities. In 2014/15, we engaged with 218,418 young people. We coordinate projects working with young people experiencing social isolation, discrimination and fewer opportunities. The Big Music Project enables young people to develop skills in the creative industries and Trans*Form Cymru supports transgender young people to develop confidence and positive support networks . We offer funding for young people to run their own social action projects, organise events which bring together young people from across Wales and provide opportunities to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people. Youth Cymru’s work is supported and informed by Llais Ifanc, our Young Leadership panel.
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon
23 April 2017
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet-runners have raised over 770 million for good causes since the race began in 1981.
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Emma's Youth Cymru Fundraising Page - London!
My name is Emma Chivers and I am the Chair of Youth Cymry. I would like to thank you for visiting my fundraising page and contrubuting to the work of an amazing organisation that works with Young People and Youth Workers from across Wales!
I have previously run two marathons, one with a completion time of 5.30 hours, with my my second one being 4.30! After vowing never to run a marathon again, I cannot believe that I have signed up for my third one which will contrubute to work with young people right across Wales. The pressure is on as I have set my sights on a sub 4 hour race to ensure I can motivate and inspire some young people and youth workers to get their 'daps on' and join me, either now or in the future!
As a professionally qualified Youth Worker and a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community work, there is no other charity that I would like to 'run' for and feel the pain of running '26.2 miles'. Please show your support and sponser me if you can (even if you cant manage to fit a run in) and I will provide you with details of my training schedule to see if you fancy running with me!
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Youth Cymru. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.
Thanks for all your support,
Christian £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
02.11.16 Pob lwc Emma!