To mark the Year of Young People, Perth and District YMCA hosted a Volunteer Celebration event. This event showcased the important work that is happening with young people throughout Perthshire and the generous people who make it possible. Youth Aloud, the youth committee at Perth YMCA, decided on the event and organised all elements of the celebration with great success. Many volunteers, young people and supporters attended from a variety of different projects offered through the YMCA.
Throughout the evening a number of Perth YMCA staff members spoke about various projects and volunteers and young people shared their experiences. The atmosphere was one of family and fun and strongly reflected who Perth and District YMCA are as an organisation.
Serena Rendall, Chair of Youth Aloud says, “We would like to thank the Perth and Kinross Council for use of the Civic Hall, everyone who helped out on the night serving food and drink, as well as Marks & Spencer and Blend for helping to supply the food for the buffet. We would also like to give a special thanks to Councillor, Peter Barrett who gave a brilliant opening address on the night, Councillor, John Duff for his encouragement and YFamily Member, KBM Resourcing, for their ongoing support.”
2019 will be the 175th anniversary of Worldwide YMCA, and to celebrate, Perth and District YMCA are looking to have 175 monthly financial sponsors by August 2019. If you would like to support Perth and District YMCA financially or through volunteering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01738 580001.