AN AMAZING NEW WAY FOR PEOPLE TO HELP PEOPLE IN WREHAM AT THE MOST CHALLENGING TIME !
WHAT IS YELLOW AND BLUE ?
( HOW TO DONATE – SEE BELOW )
Challenging times need innovative solutions. Yellow and Blue is a Social Enterprise ( Non for profit company ) that will allow Wrexham people and organisations to come together to help many vulnerable people with various needs in Wrexham.
YAB was established in April 2020 after nearly 3 years in planning and the key goal is to provide a vibrant hub for the Wrexham communities vulnerable, terminally ill, and lift others to be inspired to join the project. YAB aim to do this by providing supportive and inspiring activities to help them forget their diagnosis or problems for a while, support people with a hand up and not a hand out initiative where they can be inspired and lift each others in a collective environment. YAB will help do this by engaging with positive pathways within their life and embracing other services and community projects.
In December 2020 YAB secured a location for it’s community hub on Henblas Street. The dream to really help others in an innovative way is becoming a reality.
One of the goals is to create a vibrant hub and eating place, where people feel supported and to create chances of happiness, memories, positivity, support and engagement. With possible collaborations on supported living and positive pathways within the group projects.
Our social enterprise aims are:
- To grow the hub by helping people come to terms with their problems and illnesses, bringing the options available in a fun, engaging and first step scenario.
- Mental health support will also be offered for not only the patients but family and children too, the aim is to be a place where anyone can drop in, gain information, feel supported and inspire each other whilst gaining an underpinning support from what YAB can do.
- To create a place whose use is only limited by the communities imagination to dream up ideas to help others.
- To support the delivery of the well-being goals, as defined by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, and the Social Services Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014.
- To help eradicate homelessness in Wrexham by providing training and work opportunities, a hand up not a hand out.
- Creation of new jobs and voluntary work opportunities
Our values are:
Using the smile branding model YAB values will be
S – selflessness – unify like-minded businesses and services – for the greater good
M – Motivation – provide a safe, engaging environment to help motivate and inspire others
I – Innovate – utilise the latest transparent technology to create a better town/world
L – Local – by the community for the community
E – Engagament – create a positive space where EVERYONE is welcome
HOW DO I DONATE ?
YAB would welcome you coming along on this amazing journey by becoming YAB Supporter and considering making a one off or monthly donation to YAB.
YAB Supporter please chose monthly donation amount by Direct Debit
Please request other amount of monthly DD by email so we can set up – Email – email@example.com
Please note YAB cannot amend the DD once set up and you may cancel at any time.
Alternatively if you could like to make a one off donation please – CLICK HERE
OUR FOUNDER FEATURED ON BBC NEWS.
YAB works closely with No 22 Ty Pawb.
YAB Founder and No 22 co-owner Peter Humphreys recently featured on BBC News.
HOW WILL YELLOW AND BLUE GENERATE INCOME ?
YAB will be exploring a number of sources of income including:-
General public monthly or one off donations
Hiring out / rental of parts of the hub to commercial organisations for varied uses
On site cafe and bar
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE SPENT ?
All monies raised will be spent in a transparent manner to continually improve the YAB hub, and help YAB meet its defined social enterprise aims as detailed above.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
If you would like to consider volunteering with YAB or offer job or voluntary opportunities please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
SOME CASE STUDIES
These are some of YAB case studies and successes.
Along with No 22 over 7000 meals donated to vulnerable people during 2020
3 course Christmas dinners served to 20 homeless people at the YAB Hub
The YAB Hub acted as a donation and distribution point for the Wrexham and Chester 2020 Christmas Ruck Sack Appeal. Over 150 filled rucksacks donated / sorted / distributed to homeless and vulnerable people.
In conjunction with Given to Shine, on Christmas Eve 2020, the YAB acted as a distribution centre for donated foods from supermarkets to be distributed for free to those in need in every community in Wrexham. Saving in excess of 4 tons of food waste, changing this into reactive food packs, ready meals, and food provisions to the elderly, vulnerable, isolating and temporary housed in our community.
The YAB hub acted as the distribution point to hand out over 150 shoe boxes filled with gifts for children, by the amazing Operation Wrexham Kidz, Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Throughout 2020 YAB along with The Friendship Hub have delivered weekly online discos and 12 days of Christmas to dissadvantaged people in Wrexham.