We attended an event last Saturday in Hungerford to show our appreciation for a donation of £500 which we recently received from Hungerford Town Council, which was also doubled through The Good Exchange. Patsy had the opportunity to do a small presentation about the charity and the work we do with care leavers and homeless young people, before the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hungerford handed out the certificates.
We had the opening of Rebecca House on Friday, It was a lovely evening - luckily the weather held out for us - and it was great to be able to celebrate the opening of our second charity house.
The aim of our second house is to provide more accommodation for care leavers and homeless young people. With a live-in house supervisor, residents can live independently but know that there is always someone there if and when required. As always our main aim is to get our residents into work, education/training or volunteering and have them move on to independent living when they ready.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend on the evening - it was great to see some of the amazing people who support the charity in many different ways - plus to everyone else who have helped and support us in any way on our journey up to this point and beyond.
We also want to say a special thank you to John Campbell from The Woodspeen for doing a delicious buffet, Peter McClintock for the photo's and to everyone else who helped out on the night.
We were at Hampstead Marshal Christmas Fair this weekend, Elfin around making money for the charity. We managed to make a great £54.60 - a big thank you to all of the people who donated and supported our charity on the day.
We set up a café in a blacksmiths shop ready for the private Steam enthusiast event last weekend. The weather was very kind to us and we had lots of very nice customers. Thank you to all of our very kind cake and soup makers for your very kind donations.
We asked for donations of cakes for a private event last weekend to help us fundraise for our charity. This amazing cake which has our charity logo on was made by Julie Moore and donated by Paul Greenan.
This was one of many donations of cakes made for the event and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took time to bake for us and help us raise money and awareness for our charity.
We were at Cheryl and Fred's private steam event on Monday, where we served refreshments and homemade cakes to around 60 people. It was a lovely evening with some lovely generous people.
We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated cakes for us to serve at the event, in return we received donations for our charity of £153.
We were at the Holybrook Fete on Sunday...it was a lovely day and on our soft toy tom-bola we managed to make a great £186. Thanks to everyone who came to see us there and to everyone who donated and took part in our tom-bola.
We were at Thatcham fun day this weekend, where were received a cheque from Karmal - the chair of the Rotary club - for an amazing £1,000...this will go towards getting our second house up and running even sooner and helping us to support more homeless young people and care leavers in West Berkshire. The Mayor of Thatcham, Ellen Crumbly was also there and we are one of her charities of the year for 2017.
John and Patsy attended the Queens Garden Party on Tuesday. They enjoyed a wonderful day and were very lucky with the weather as it was sunny all day.
Thank you to Waitrose Thatcham and all Waitrose customers that voted for our charity to receive a donation of £604 from Community Matters. This will help us to support the young people at our charity and is very much appreciated by everyone at YPACF.
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