YMCA Scotland

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1 Chesser Avenue,
EH14 1TB

0131 228 1464

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YMCA Scotland is a national charity supporting a network of 30 local YMCAs based in communities throughout Scotland and working with over 10,000 children and young people each week.

All Inclusive Poem by Brian Bilston

Like the boy in the poem, thousands of Scottish children can only dream of having a proper holiday with their family, never mind a proper meal or a shower.

For these vulnerable young people, the summer break is the worst time of the year.  Unbelievabl, holiday hunger is a real issue for these children in Scotland today. 

At YMCAs across Scotland we run holiday programmes such as Active Kids, where we run activity programmes to fill their summer days and we also make sure that we feed them a good nutritious meal.  

The trouble is that every year, the number of children being referred to us goes up. We’re struggling to find enough money to give them the food and support they need. That’s why we’re running this campaign. 

£15 is just enough to feed and care for one child for a week, combatting holiday hunger during the school holidays. The more you’re able to give, the more Scottish children we can help.

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