Lincs: YMCA to host charity ball to help tackle homelessness

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

Staff and volunteers from Lincolnshire YMCA will host a black tie event next month to raise funds to help fight homelessness in the county.

On Saturday 2nd May Lincolnshire YMCA will host a charity ball at The Showroom Conference and Activity Centre on Tritton Road in Lincoln.

Julie Audis, Lincolnshire YMCA Housing Support Worker, and her sister Donna Baxter came up with the idea of organising the charity ball as a way to fund raise for the charity’s housing department.

Julie said: “Homelessness is a serious problem within our community.”

“We are working extremely hard with the Nomad Trust to deal with this issue, and also to help give those who use our hostel service a helping hand as they move on to independent living.”

Auction prizes currently available on the night include a signed photo of Prime Minister David Cameron, a 30-minute private jet flight around Lincoln and jewellery from Pandora.

In previous years the grant funds covered the cost of the resources used by the housing department to get service users equipped to live on their own.

Malcolm Barham, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire YMCA, said: “We have started thinking of innovative ways to raise more funds to enable us to continue offering our great services to the residents and businesses in Lincolnshire.”

Julie is hopeful that the charity ball will be a great success and possibly become an annual event.

The Lincolnshire YMCA Charity Ball will begin at 7pm and end at 12.30am.

Tickets and tables seating up to 10 people are available costing £35 per person. Tables can also be sponsored for £50. To make a booking or to donate an auction or raffle prize please contact The Showroom on 01522 508 360 or email conference@showroom.com.