Recent tragedies have thrown into the spotlight the challenges facing local young people. The Copenhagen Youth Project (CYP) is the large scale provider of things to do for young people in the Cally area. Last year 445 young people attended 5,000 times things run by the charity CYP – that is 5,000 occasions on which young people were not hanging around with nothing to do or getting up to trouble. It costs a lot to reach hundreds of young people through 13 part time youth workers and one full timer. CYP never has enough money – the more you give the more it can do.
Unlike sponsoring a goat or a life boat you can see the result of CYPs work on your doorstep. I like goats and lifeboats but we have an urgent problem in our neighbourhood that we can help by donating.
Every donation makes a a difference – when I wrote about CYP before several of you asked for online donations, so here they are. Donate by clicking the ‘Donate Now’ button/picture above or by clicking here. This takes you to a totally secure site run in partnership with the Cooperative Bank and that doesn’t charge the charity a commission. You can give as much or as little as you like . I am a Director of CYP and can vouch that it is efficient, well organised and has very low overheads.
Through July and August I shall feature CYP’s work on this site. To remind you what CYP does click here to see a slide show featuring kids art or click to play the slides below if you are on the website.