Bondholders collect for charity

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Bondholder Brewer Science teamed up with fellow Bondholder YMCA Derbyshire to collect toiletries such as deodorant and shower gel for use in YMCA accommodation across Derby to help young, vulnerable people get back on their feet and find their place in the community.

YMCA Derbyshire has just opened 12 new units within Derby City, which builds upon its existing offer of providing supported accommodation for more than 300 young people each year across the county. Toiletries such as the ones collected by the Brewer Science team help them to supply welcome packs for their young people. Young people often arrive at their door without any possessions, whether they’ve come from a friend’s sofa or from being on the streets. Through providing welcome packs, the YMCA offers a glimmer of hope and an opportunity to start again with support and a safe front door.

Sarah Crane, Fundraising and Communications Manager, “At YMCA Derbyshire, our vision is enabling young people and communities to thrive. We cannot do this without the generous support of neighbouring organisations such as Brewer Science, who help us to help our residents move forward positively with their lives. Donations such as this make a such a difference to our young people’s wellbeing.”

Brewer Science’s Vicki Smith said, “Brewer Science is committed to making our community a better place to live and work, so when we heard that the YMCA was in desperate need of toiletries for its residents in Derbyshire, we knew we wanted to help. We hope we have made a difference, however small, to the lives of people who have fallen on hard times."

We wanted to thank all of our employees and those of NFU Mutual (also of Darley Abbey Mills), who contributed so generously to the collection. For more information please contact vsmith@brewerscience.com or sarah.crane@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk