Bluebell Digital Supporting YMCA Downslink

On a sunny day in July the YMCA Downslink Challenge saw teams of supporters taking on the 17 and a half mile walk along the Downs Link Pathway (after which the charity is named) from Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea. Everyone was there to support young people in Sussex and Surrey who are experiencing homelessness and put them back on the path to independence.

YMCA Downslink is a charity that aims to prevent youth homelessness through accommodation, support and advice. Every night they provide a safe home to over 750 young people in our local community. Each and every one has faced serious challenges in their lives. No young person chooses to be homeless.

Bluebell Digital was asked to sponsor the Challenge this year as our founder Barney Durrant has been involved with the charity in the past by mentoring young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) and helping them to make a move into university or other further education, a job or suitable training courses. We know what a great charity it is and as a Sussex-based business, we wanted to help young people in our local community.

Despite the scorching hot weather, everyone safely made it to the end in Shoreham. Thanks to everyone who participated whether staff member, resident, sponsor or supporter.

If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to help local young people, then head over to the YMCA Downslink website and follow them on social media for regular updates on projects, events and how to get involved.

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