26 April 2021

YMCA Worcestershire Local Action Group includes young people who have been fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice as part of Worcestershire’s Big Parade. The group will be fundraising for the baby calf that local community groups have been invited to decorate as part of the event. Worcester’s Big Parade will have 60 decorated elephant sculptures to the city, including 30 calves created by community group members.

The calves will be displayed in city shop windows and at Crown gate Shopping Centre during the trail before returning to their creators as a lasting memory of the project.

The team are fundraising for the project, starting with a 100-mile walk throughout Worcestershire and stopping at St Richard’s Hospice on the route. The team have currently raised £500 of the £750 target. If you would like to help the team reach their target, you can donate here.

Throughout YMCA, the baby calf has been a great way for our team to get creative, from planning the fundraising to decorating the elephant. We have been working with children and young people throughout our departments to be part of the project.

The group is part of our NCS graduate programmes; they have formed lasting friendships and continually work together to impact the community. They regularly have supported and volunteered throughout the pandemic, including the ‘Happiness Hamper’ project that helped families experiencing holiday hunger.

Registration for NCS summer 2021 is now open; you can spend your summer with your friends, making lasting memories and impacting your local community.

For more details, sign up here.