12 November 2018

A ground-breaking ceremony took place last week at YMCA MK, marking the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art building in CMK to provide housing, support and services to local young people. Attendees included Martin Petchey, Mayor of MK and Peter Marland, Leader of the Council.

YMCA MK needs to raise £500K for its capital appeal and is calling on local people and businesses for support to ensure they can provide the best accommodation, resources and services possible to help young people turn their lives around and bring lasting change to all its residents.

“Our new flagship home will help vulnerable young people to become independent and will allow us to offer residents advice and workshops on things like career development and health and well-being”, says Simon Green, CEO of YMCA Milton Keynes.

YMCAs’ new home is due to open in September 2019 and will provide affordable accommodation for 199 residents, together with meeting and training rooms and units for social enterprises including a café and childcare services provided by Acorn Early Years Foundation. These social enterprises will provide work experience, training and career opportunities for the residents and a revenue stream for the charity.

Thank you to all of our early sponsors, including: Milton Keynes Council, Amazing CMK, RedEye, John Lewis, Albert Hunt and former YMCA MK resident, Festus Akinbusoye.

For information on the YMCA MK capital appeal or to find out more about how you can make a difference, please contact Anne Curran at anne@mkymca.com .