When we talk about ‘Spending Positively’, we refer to the YMCA engaging with the community, encouraging individuals to think about where they spend their money. You know how people vote with their feet? Well, this is like voting with your cash!
It’s dead easy: we provide a fantastic café to buy a great cup of coffee, and people choose to buy it here because its good, as a bonus the profit from that coffee goes to the good work we do in the YMCA.
Or, we provide a well-equipped, air-conditioned, reasonably priced gym, and people choose to be a member here because it’s got everything they want. the best bit though, is that by using our gym they are contributing towards our work with homeless people, young people, children, families, health and wellbeing.
How to ‘spend positively’:
• Get your coffee or tea, and eat a tasty lunch every now and again at a YMCA Café – our three community cafes are also run as social enterprises.
• Buy a membership or workout and Pay As You Go in one of our Fitness Suites at YMCA Bridgwater or YMCA Weston-super-Mare – they are also run as social enterprises.
• Support local YMCA Somerset Coast fundraising events in your area, such as Mendip Mower Racing; Acoustic Nights; Sleep Easy; Coffee Mornings etc. Watch our events page to keep updated on what goes on each month.
Thank you for ‘Spending positively’!