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Sponsor Marcus to run the Yeovil Half Marathon

Marcus will be pounding the streets and lanes around Yeovil on 20 March to raise money for the Rendezvous.  You can sponsor him online here or pop into the Rendezvous to do it in person.

He’s training hard and feeling confident he’ll make the distance.  We’re wishing him lots of luck.

Donating

There are lots of ways in which you can support the Rendezvous and the young people who use it.  You could join the Friends, make a financial contribution, volunteer in the centre or organise fundraising events. One fun-loving member of staff even raised sponsorship by taking part in the annual London Naked Bike Ride which was definitely beyond the call of duty!

Donation Online:

Donation by cheque:  please make cheques payable to Youth Resource Services and send them to Helen Da Silva Wood, The Manager, The Rendezvous, Under Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne  DT9 3BJ.  If you would like to talk about your donation and what it might be used for then do please get in touch with Helen direct.

No matter how large or small, whether a one off donation or regular monthly direct debit, a regular weekly commitment to help in the coffee bar or an ad hoc offer of help we are extremely grateful for all the support we receive.

Costs
We receive very little funding from statutory sources for the work that we do – around 10%. This means that we are reliant on the generosity of local people, fundraising events and family trusts and grants to keep us going.

We are fortunate to have attracted grant funding to run specific projects but constantly striving to cover our running costs. Although we make good use of our fantastic team of volunteers we cannot operate without a professional and qualified staff team and the bulk of our costs are in the form of salaries. On top of this we have all the other general business and office administration costs you would expect to see when running a small business. These all add up. Despite keeping tight financial control it costs around £150,000 a year to run the centre of which two thirds are core running costs.

How you can support the Rendezvous:

  • make a regular monthly or annual contribution –
  • make a one off donation
  • join the Friends of the Rendezvous – find out more here
  • volunteer your time as a mentor to a young person, help work with young people generally in the coffee bar or provide additional administrative support  – find out more here
  • offer goods and services – contact Helen, the Centre Manager
  • organise a fundraising event in aid of the Rendezvous – contact  Bob Eccleshall, Chair of the Friends
  • remember us in your will