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Cooking up a Storm: Protecting Young People in Isolation

Elly Chaplain Cooking Up a Storm 6

Meet Elly. She’s our amazing chaplain who’s been cooking up a storm in Eastbourne. She’s filled the freezers in our supported housing projects in Eastbourne (Eastbourne Foyer, McKendrick house and Grove House) full of nutritious food.

It’s been a huge team effort and we’ve had help from Eastbourne Foodbank (food donations) and East Sussex County Council’s, Through Care Team (£500), so that we can give our 60 vulnerable young people in Eastbourne a daily hot meal.

The donations have also enabled our amazing staff team to create individual “survival bags” containing essential items such as tea, sugar, milk, biscuits, fruit, cereal and tinned items, in case a young person needs to self-isolate.

We’re very grateful to have such dedicated people working for us and looking after both body and spirit.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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