Car Dealership is First to Sponsor a Room at New YMCA Centre

It’s yet to be built, but YMCA Lincolnshire’s new health and wellbeing centre has its first room sponsor.

Local independent car dealership, Just Audi VW, has signed up to sponsor a room at YMCA Lincolnshire’s capital project, The Lincoln Nomad Centre.

The Lincoln Nomad Centre, which is expected to be built in 2019, will offer health and wellbeing services from a range of organisations alongside emergency overnight accommodation. Just Audi VW is the first organisation to sponsor a room, pledging £5000

Adrian Morvinson from Just Audi VW said: “We are really pleased to be the first room sponsor for The Lincoln Nomad Centre. We’d like to thank Paul Riddel Skips Ltd who has collected our scrap metal over the past three years. We have kept the scrap metal funds and have put this money towards sponsoring a room at the new centre.

“We are a locally run organisation and we try to support our community where we can. Homelessness is something we all see every day and is unfortunately becoming more and more prevalent across the UK. By pledging £5000 to sponsor a room, we hope we can make a real difference to our community, supporting some of the most vulnerable amongst us.”

Just Audi VW’s pledge will fund the completion of a fully furnished en-suite bedroom, making them a part of YMCA Lincolnshire’s legacy; helping numerous people in need.

Caroline Killeavy, CEO at YMCA Lincolnshire, said: “We are delighted to announce Just Audi VW as our first room sponsor.

“Our vision is that the new facility will be a safe haven, open day and night, offering wrap around support and care for those who need it, and room sponsors like Just Audi VW will allow us to make our vision a reality.”

Last year YMCA Lincolnshire supported 270 people at its current night shelter on Monks Road, offering home-cooked food and a bed for the night for those in need of emergency accommodation.

The charity currently runs essential but limited day services at the shelter too, but plans are well underway to create the new centre which will be open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The new centre will combine 20 en-suite rooms above a hub where visitors can receive nutritious meals, medical care for physical and mental health needs, housing support and skills training.

For more information about The Lincoln Nomad Centre, becoming a room sponsor, or a tour of the site contact: fundraising@lincsymca.co.uk.