Youth 2000 needs your help! Without generous financial support from friends like you, the registered charity Youth 2000 cannot carry out its mission!
By launching our fundraising campaign, we intend to continue our annual programme of six donation-only retreats around the country. Youth 2000 retreats re-introduce young people to the central elements of Catholic faith and prayer in a culturally accessible way, through a dynamic programme of Mass and Eucharistic adoration, talks on scripture and the teachings of the Church, prayer and access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Your financial assistance will enable Youth 2000 to work in collaboration with local priests and religious to run these regional Eucharistic-centred retreats all over the UK. We want to ensure that we have the willing hearts, facilities and means to be able to work alongside the Church to bring the Eucharist to the youth of this country!
There is no doubt in our hearts that the Holy Spirit is leading Youth 2000 as we are aware of hundreds of fruits and conversion stories of young people whose lives have been transformed by an encounter with Jesus Christ at either a Youth 2000 retreat or prayer group. It has also led to a number of couples who have entered the Sacrament of Marriage and to date, we are aware of 70 priests, deacons and religious that would say that Youth 2000 has played a significant role in determining their vocation. Therefore, by donating to Youth 2000, you are giving back towards the Church, family life and vocations!
Towards the end of the last millennium, Youth 2000 abandoned itself to the providence of God by taking a decision not to charge a fixed price for attending its events. At the heart of this decision was a deep belief that the initiative should exclude no-one and should reach out to the poorest of the poor - those who are suffering both material and spiritual poverty.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" - Luke 11:9 Youth 2000 remains true to this, firm in the belief that God will always provide for the initiative and that young people should always be able to benefit from its retreats, even if they have little or no money. So this is where YOU can help. Although Youth 2000 runs on a shoestring, the costs do still mount up. The annual prayer festival in Walsingham costs around £80,000 to run which covers the cost of marquees, catering, coaches, publicity and general costs. As you can imagine, the Holy Spirit needs your help NOW in order for his hands and feet on this earth to carry our HIS works. You can help financially support the work of Youth 2000.
Fill in a Regular Giving Standing Order Form: Donate an agreed amount every month from your bank account. You can download a form here. If you are a tax payer, completing the Gift Aid declaration will also enable us to reclaim 25p for ever £1 you donate back from the Inland Revenue. Post this to our National Office: Youth 2000, St. Mary of the Angels Presbytery, Moorhouse Road, London, W2 5DJ. Please click the link at the bottom of this page if you would like to complete a Standing Order Form (Download available at the bottom of this page)
Donations: An annual donation (£500, £1000, £5000) will enable us confirm bookings & reservations for our regional retreats.
Sponsorship: Gifts of £100+ will support young people & students who have no independent means to afford the travel/costs of our retreat.
Fund-Raising Events: Let us help set you & promote your own fund-raising page for sponsored events such a bungee jumps, marathons, the list of ideas is endless!
Bequests: Leaving us something in your will helps to secure and build up a capital fund for our future.
Prayers: Become a prayer warrior for all the needs of Youth 2000 by raising our works up in your daily prayers!
Triathlon!: Join our triathlon relay teams on the 2nd of August 2014. If you want to run, swim OR cycle in a team email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Quiz and Karaoke!: Why not organise a social night in your parish, invite all your family and friends. Share loads of laughs while bringing in some cash for Youth 2000.
Youth 2000 Group Abseile!: Join the whole Youth 2000 leadership team for their Charity Abseil in Derbyshire. Do you have the courage to abseil off a 100ft Natural Clif? To sign up or find out more email: email@example.com OR come along for a catch up and see how the team cope with this leap of faith!
Football Tournament! : Entre your own team in our Annual Football tournament on Saturday 13th July, 2014. Or just come along and enjoy the BBQ Garden Party while cheering on your favourite team. Last year we raised a wopping £1245!!
Sell our CDs!: Youth 2000’s latest CD, “My Heart Searches for You,” is a great mix of up beat Praise Music and gentle Hymns. Why not ask in your local Church if they would sell these in their stall and ask your Parish Priest if he could put a note in the bulletin.
Run, swim, hike, cycle, walk!: Do you like a challenge? Sign up for one of these major events in 2014. With events all over the UK find the one that suits you best. Click here for all the dates and links. Or get creative and plan your own route! Why not make a pilgrimage of it? Santiago De Compostela, Lourdes, Knock, Walsingham….
Spread the Word!: Do you have the Gift of the Gab? Or feeling called to share what God has done for you through Youth 2000? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our Speakers Pack to give you a few helpful tips and ideas for asking to talk in parishes. A great way to Glorify God and extend the big family of Youth 2000.
Youth 2000 Ball!: Help us sell tickets for our Annual Black Tie Dinner Dance at The Tower Hotel, London. More details coming soon!
Bring and Buy Sale!: This is a great way to get rid of you old junk and get some great bargins at the same time. Ask your parish or prayer group to get involved and make a mint for Youth 2000!
Coffee Mornings!: Is your parish missing a coffee morning? Why not ask your parish priest if you can organise one for Youth 2000. If it’s a hit you could even turn it into a monthly or weekly event!
There's some great music at www.phlaremusic.com and a percentage of every purchase you make goes towards Youth 2000. So get listening!