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YMCA Taunton Renovate Our Roof Appeal

YMCA Taunton current Appeal is to completely renovate the roof following years of damage from the weather. This is a major and costly project and we need everyone’s help including yours.

Renovate our Roof project appeal

History of the building

Taunton YMCA has been at its current location in Lisieux Way, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2LB since 1974. The centre offers a range of facilities which provide space and support for local community users of all ages to come together. Over recent years it has benefitted from a number of improvements to the site and building including resurfacing the car park, installing a floodlit 3G all weather pitch and new kitchen, conversion of a squash court to create a new training room as well as enhancing the outdoor area for the pre-school.

The Current Project

The roof of Taunton YMCA is still formed from the original roof material used when the building was first constructed. Over the years, mainly because of the nature of the pitch of the roof and roof material, water has penetrated the building during severe inclement weather. This water seepage has increased during latter years and is now a significant problem causing damage to newly refurbished areas and is putting at risk the development of child & youth provision as well as plans for opening a community café.

Progress

We have been busy applying for grants as we need to find a total of £165,000. We have now secured £100,000 through Somerset Community Foundation and Taunton Deane TYCC Fund. Our local fundraising to date has raised £3,000 thanks to  several sponsorship challenges and donations.

We have more fund raising events planned please keep an eye on our events calendar and support us where you can – by attending the event, giving a raffle prize or donation or your time to organise an event yourself. We are always looking for more ideas to raise the money needed to fix our roof so pop in and see us, email or ring we will be delighted to hear from you. Email: ymcataunton@btconnect.com or telephone 01823 274667.

You can of course help by making a donation now via the Charity Checkout link below or through just text giving: Text 70070 and our Roof Appeal code: TWBX12 and the amount of your donation. Thank you.

https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/1152585/                                   Please Donate Now

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