Here is something that definately should be news, from Samantha Hart’ who wishes to share with us about a special cause; do read what she can tell us:-

“I represent YMCA DownsLink Group, we are the largest youth based charity in Surrey and Sussex. Since the pandemic began, we have seen a 61% increase in young people presenting to us as homeless. These are situations where young people simply have no other options left available to them.

My email today is to let you know about our summer fundraising event. We are really excited for this new challenge event, which involves walking 16 miles along the ‘Downs Link’ bridleway between the North and South Downs. It is a great opportunity for people to get together outside, enjoy a beautiful walk with colleagues and friends AND most importantly help YMCA DLG to support vulnerable young people facing homelessness.

We would love you to get involved and there are several ways you can help;

  • Take part yourself; sign up to the walk and join us on the 17th July
  • Help to promote the event; Share the details with your network – colleagues, customers, friends and family
  • Donate items for our participant goody bags
  • Sponsor the event with a financial donation; partner with us and create some great PR/Marketing opportunities for your business

Just follow this link to our website YMCA DownsLink Challenge – YMCA DownsLink Group (

It would be great to hear your thoughts? Please let me know if you would like to discuss in more detail, or if you have any questions?”

If you have any thoughts or questions, do let us know as our own Mark Evans will be doing an interview on the Mark and Friends show soon. We will, of course, let you know the date as soon as we have the confirmation.