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Y-Xplore at YMCA Tayside, with support from the Aviva Community Fund

Y-Xplore at YMCA Tayside, with support from the Aviva Community Fund

YMCA Tayside has recently launched Y-Xplore, a new programme designed to reach and inspire the most vulnerable young people in our community through outdoor education, life coaching and personal development.

We’ve got the backing of the Aviva Community Fund and are seeking donations of any amount to help us reach our target of £5,000 to enable us to buy our own equipment.

Y-Xplore aims to focus on the benefits of being outdoors along with life coaching, providing young people with the opportunity to experience the great outdoors whilst developing important life skills and challenging their perceptions and beliefs around what they're capable of.

We're looking to raise money to purchase equipment that will allow us to deliver activities ourselves and reduce our reliance on hiring and borrowing equipment from our local friendly outdoor providers.  Having our own kit means we can reduce the cost of delivering the activities and have the freedom to arrange outdoor trips at short notice when the Scottish weather permits!  It also means we can deliver our programme to a much wider audience, which would be a win for the young people of Perthshire as well as the wider community!

We'll be pushing young people out of their comfort zone with activities such as canoeing, stand up paddleboard, climbing, abseiling, hillwalking, canyoning and bush craft.  

This funding will help us purchase canoes and safety equipment as well as a trailer to get us where we need to go!  If you’d like to know more, just contact Barry Davidson at barry@ymcatayside.com.

For more information on how to donate, please visit the project page at https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/y-xplore

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