Y-Team treks their way towards £1,000 target

By Chris Were   |   Reporter   |
Friday 23rd September 2022 10:00 am
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Y-Team are the Youth Management Team for Hope Support Services.

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Y-Teamers and friends completed a 12km hike around Symonds Yat for a Good cause.

The Trek was to raise funds to help support other young people when a loved one is seriously ill.

Their fundraising page is still accepting any last sponsorships, those who would like to sponsor them can visit justgiving.com/fundraising/hike-for-hope.

The Y-Team are the Youth Management Team for Hope Support Services. They are young people with experience of family health crisis who want to make a difference for Hope beneficiaries and are raising much needed funds and awareness.

Hope supports children and young people when a loved one is seriously ill. They’re there from the point of diagnosis for however long they’re needed, whatever the outcome for the patient.The charity is entirely self-funded and relies on fundraising, donations and grants so that they can carry on supporting young people who are going through such a traumatic time.

In 2018 Ross Gazette reported on the intrepid organisation’s members willing to make a leap of faith to help fellow youngsters in one of their biggest fundraiser of the year, Jump for Hope.

The 10,000ft skydive has raised tens-of-thousands of pounds since it began, helping the Ross-based charity support young people when a loved one is seriously ill.

Eight brave participants signed up, benefiting from one of the lowest fundraising targets required for a charity jump.

“Jump for Hope is not only one of our biggest fundraisers, but it’s the event that draws the widest range of people to take part,” said office manager, Lorna Russell. “We’ve had 16-year-olds taking on their first adrenalin challenge to a 50-year-old who had recently beaten cancer.

“We make sure we set a realistic fundraising target to try and ensure anyone can participate, as long as they can sign the medical form of course!”

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