Project information

No crib for a bed

Young people at Southend YMCA have recorded a powerful new version of Away in a Manger – with a focus on the YMCA’s work with vulnerable children and young people in Southend and Essex. You can download from
Proceeds will support our youth homeless and music projects

December 2016 - January 2017

Charity information: Southend-on-sea Young Mens Christian Association

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  • Need


    The CD is intended to raise funds to support the work of Southend YMCA and in so doing increase awareness of the plight of disadvantaged and homeless young people in Southend and further afield


    Southend YMCA offers accommodation with support for homeless children and young people and wrap around projects which develop their wider skills and confidence including a music studio offering a creative and emotional outlet.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise awareness of and compassion for the plight of children and young people who are homeless


    » we have already created an EP of songs which can be heard via Bandcamp.

    What success will look like

    media coverage (print and radio), offers of support such as potential volunteers

    Aim 2

    To raise funds to support the work of Southend YMCA's youth homeless and warp around projects.


    » To sell our fundraising CD and elicit wider donations from people who share our heart for young people

    What success will look like

    CD sales and donations received. Target £5,000

  • Impact


    The money raised will be used to fund initiatives which develop the confidence, self esteem and wider skill base of homeless and vulnerable young people. We have a set of outcome measures which help us to demonstrate the positive journey made across domains such as self care, education and employment, motivation etc. We are also inspected through Matrix a person centred quality standard which assesses that our approach is bespoke and meets the needs of young people as individuals .



  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £0

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  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Read more about the Charity running this project.