Sponsor

Everyone at The Youth Association loves people who do sponsored events for us.  We know all about endurance and commitment.  Since 1904, we’ve been helping Yorkshire’s young people and it’s taken generations of hard work.  We’ve always known that doing the right things well, (the things that matter to our young people), is what counts.  It’s a lot like running a long race.  There are lots of reasons to give up when the going gets tough, but if you stick at it and remember what’s at stake, there’s not much that you can’t achieve.

So if you’re up for walking to Land’s End, cycling to John O’ Groats, eating your weight in baked beans or running a few miles, we want to encourage you and ask you to raise a few quid while you’re at it.  Register with us and we’ll send you one of our sponsorship packs to get you started.

One of the most effective ways to get sponsors is to use an online site like JustGiving, and we have some guidance as to how you can easily set up your own JustGiving page.

If you are an event organiser and want to link your event to The Youth Association, please get in touch here and we can help to promote your event.

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Going the distance for Yorkshire’s future

If you still need a little inspiration, here are the stories of a few of the people who have gone the extra mile for us.

Andy Clow’s 50-miler

I’m raising money for The Youth Association to buy tents and equipment that will enable them to take some of the most disadvantaged kids in Yorkshire to experience the beauty and challenge of the great outdoors in the company of some inspirational youth workers.

If you’re sponsoring me to complete the 50-mile Round Rotherham Run challenge on 15th October, I’m pleased to be able to report that I survived it and completed the run in 9 hours and 51 minutes; that placed me 79th out of 340 starters and 264 finishers. I and the kids really appreciate your kind and thoughtful contribution.

Visit Andy’s Just Giving Page

 

Barry Gyte’s Boston marathon

I have been running marathons for some time now and have raised money for charity on a number of occasions. This year I have chosen The Youth Association, that is to say young people, to be the beneficiaries of my marathon’s proceeds.

My personal ambition, and the target I have set myself, is to complete all five major world marathons; London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Boston is the oldest modern marathon and is the fourth on my list to accomplish.

We’re now facing economic troubles and financial turmoil in this country and I know that the charities serving our youth have the toughest of times ahead. These problems could place restrictions on opportunities for young people to contribute to our society and I’m not prepared to let this happen. The youth of today are the adults of tomorrow and recent cuts to youth work is a sign that this is being forgotten.

Visit Barry’s Just Giving Page

 

 Jake Dawson’s Peak District challenge

I am a Young Advisor for the Youth Association. I’ll be walking 15 miles over a whole day in the Peak District. Funds raised are in aid of the Youth Association.

The Youth Association helps young people get to where they want to be and the youth workers do a great job in supporting and leading young people in the right direction. The sterreing group takes an active role in imporoving things for the next genreation of TYA members.

Visit Jake’s Just Giving Page

James’s first 10k

This will be the first time I have ever done anything like this. Therefore I really am going to need all of your support to make this happen! I have chosen The Youth Association, that is to say young people, to be the beneficiaries of my run’s proceeds.

We’re now facing economic troubles and financial turmoil in this country and I know that the charities serving our youth have the toughest of times ahead. These problems could place restrictions on opportunities for young people to contribute to our society and I’m not prepared to let this happen. The youth of today are the adults of tomorrow and recent cuts to youth work is a sign that this is being forgotten.

A good friend of mine works for The Youth Association and he is often telling me of the postive impact that the charity has on young people in West and South Yorkshire. Growing up in Bradford and studying at University in Sheffield I believe it is my turn to try an give something back. This is so that hopefully I can contribute something towards young people having the oppurtuntiy to reach their potential despite today’s economic climate.

I see this run as a big challenge for myself as it will be first time I have ever attempted something like this. Hopefully with your help I can make this the first of many and make serious contribution to such a worthy cause.

Visit James’s Just Giving Page