A Ripon charity is calling on people to take part in their March 5k challenge to help raise money for them to continue their vital work.

Ripon YMCA have played an important role during the pandemic, providing housing support and youth work.

Now you can help them carry on that work by running 5k, donating £5 to the charity, and then nominating 5 friends to do the same.

Lucy Gratton, manager of Ripon YMCA, said:

“We support young people who are homeless or who otherwise would be homeless, we provide them with housing services and support that goes alongside that. 

“During the pandemic we realised that there’s actually a lot of other young people in our locality in Ripon who need support as well, so we’ve started to deliver youth work on the streets and have been doing that since October.”

You can find out more and donate here

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