An incredible marathon jump!


One of our amazing supporters has bounced the equivalent of a marathon on his trampoline – all to raise money to enable our vital services for young people to continue.

13-year-old Charlie took on the challenge after acknowledging that it’s currently a tough fundraising climate for charities.

YMCA DownsLink Group has seen an increase in demand for our services at a time when traditional fundraising streams have disappeared and we need to raise £500,000 to keep our vital services running.

In his own words, Charlie says:

“My name is Charlie. I’ve decided to do this because the charity my dad works for provides really important services for young people. My dad is  Head of Learning and would usually be at work helping them learn and get jobs, but because of the coronavirus, is at home at the moment, as are most people.

“He has told me about the people he works with, and I know how lucky I am having somewhere to live and a great relationship with my parents.

“Now more than ever, charities are finding it really difficult to raise money, so I hope this helps just a little bit.”

Massive congratulations to Charlie for completing his challenge!

Have you got a challenge you’d like to complete to help support vulnerable young people? Email and we’ll get you set up!


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