YMCA Guildford receives a cheque from Sainsbury’s in Burpham

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Recently YMCA DLG Guildford Services Manager Steve Darken and Engagement & Learning Coordinator Patrick Mudavanhu visited Sainsbury’s in Burpham to receive a cheque for over £1500. For the past 12 months YMCA Guildford* has been ‘Charity of the Year’ for this branch of Sainsbury’s and the customers have been generous in their support.

As well as encouraging shoppers to donate, Sainsbury’s have supported YMCA Guidlford in other ways. For example, supplying goodie bags for the YMCA DLG Tour de Y Bike Ride last September and giving surplus goods to the Bridge Street supported housing project that were gladly received by our residents.

Steve Darken said, “Support from our local community is essential in enabling us to continue our work of supporting young people from Guildford and the surrounding areas. I would like to express my gratitude to Sainsbury’s for their continued support of YMCA DownsLink Group.”

The money will be used to develop YMCA DLG Engagement and Learning work for young people in Guildford so watch this space.

*In 2014 Guildford YMCA merged with Sussex Central YMCA forming YMCA DownsLink Group. 


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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