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London Marathon YES Fundraiser

💬 We are so excited to announce that Sue, who is of our Councillors here at YES, her son Ed Watson is running the 2024 London Marathon on 21st April to raise money for us at YES! Read more and donate!

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YES Wins The National Lottery Award!

“This is amazing news for the charity and a clear example of how the National Lottery is willing to invest in grassroot charities. At a time of great financial challenges, it shows that YES is a charity worthy of investment, and we look forward to supporting the young people of North East Essex over the next 35 years.” – YES CEO Dr David Sollis

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Clean Up UK

We are so excited to be working with Clean Up UK in 2024. YES, will be hosting and joining in Clean UP UK’s community work in deprived areas.

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Volunteer celebration at Colchester Castle!

“It was great to be part of the Colchester Volunteer Celebration at Colchester Castle last night. There were so many Voluntary Sector Organisations represented and highlighting the valuable contribution of volunteers to our community. YES have some opportunities for volunteers in a range of roles, so please contact us if you’d like to get involved.”

– Vivienne Depledge, Friends of YES

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RAMA Annual General Meeting

“ It is amazing to see the sheer scale of the challenge and the brilliance of the RAMA charity. The leadership and team are our frontline in welcoming those who are most vulnerable. It is a genuine honour to be a partner in their work” – YES, CEO David Sollis

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Active Essex

Members of the YES team were pleased to join in the Active Essex Foundation Networking meeting last week.

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It’s good to talk – A night at Layer Marney Tower

“The beauty of the School Navigator project is that these young people are being seen quicker and are being allocated the correct support for their individual situation, resulting in decreased waiting lists and more accurate successful support.”

– Elise Ellis, YES School Navigator, 2023.

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Level Best Café Launch Video

Last month, Level Best Enterprises celebrated moving into brand new facilities in early April with a launch party for their new Art Cafe.  YES CEO

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Level Best Café Launched

Level Best Enterprises celebrated moving into brand new facilities in early April with a launch party for their new Art Café. Last Friday, YES CEO

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2023

GoGreen Gets Greener

Colchester City Council have invited YES to participate in their new eCargo Bike Library scheme. GoGreen project lead Amber has been loaned a new eCargo

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2022

Pet Therapy Session

In partnership with the wonderful Heads2Mind charity, we delivered a pilot event with our new trusted therapy dogs Boris & Ollie. It was lovely to

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2022

GoGreen Autumn Harvest 2022

It’s been a busy year for the GoGreen team, with a bountiful harvest over 2022 that has included kale, aubergines, carrots and rhubarb. Previous Next

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2022

YES Gardening Week

We hosted our first YES Gardening Week as part of our GoGreen project, where we invited people in to share our garden space, planted sunflower

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National Lottery Community Fund

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All

The £20,000 will support our work by providing 50 clients with one to one counselling.