It was a first for us all here at Futureworks NY!
Along with three other fantastic local businesses, we held the very first Indulgence Evening in Scarborough.
The event took place at the stylish Sitwell by Eat Me in Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough on the evening of 23rd November 2023 between 5pm and 7pm with mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks available.
Isabelle Randall, couture luxury designer, Andy Grayson of Not Just Travel and Andrey Matos, the Coffee Man joined forces with Futureworks NY for a sparkling evening of … well, indulgence!
These wonderful businesses with their amazing stalls and wonderful support made the evening a huge success.
The idea for this relaxed event was the result of a discussion at WIN Networking Group, of which we are all members.
As well as helping publicise the businesses involved, the event was also designed to help swell the coffers of Futureworks NY, as we are now a charity – hurrah!
Futureworks NY exhibited festive gift items from Furniture Works, as the event had perfect timing for the festive build up.
With lots of great publicity online, in the Scarborough News and via social media channels, the event was very well attended.
Guests included fellow business owners, parents of some of our young clients, and supporters of Futureworks NY.
We were also bowled by the many businesses who donated prizes for the prize raffle.
These included:A Blooms Café food voucher, two tickets for Hannah the Musical at Scarborough Spa Theatre, a gift voucher from Boyes Stores,a gift voucher from Isabelle Randall, travel vouchers from Andrew Grayson (Not Just Travel), a two night stsay at Easby Hall, a family ticket to Staxtonbury 2024, Jen at Calma treatment voucher, a family ticket to see Elf the Musical from Scarborough Theatre Company and a Nespresso coffee machine donated by Andrey, along with bottles of wine and other goodies.
Sarah and Michelle, our bosses, did a great job of being wonderful hosts and drawing the tickets for the raffle prizes at the end of the evening.
You could hear a pin drop as the winning tickets were announced!
The raffle raised £235 for Futureworks NY, which is the chosen charity of WIN at the moment.
Yet the stars of the show were Lily and Ella, two of our young clients, who helped with the raffle, serving drinks, tidying up and they were brilliant.
We were also supported by our Trustees during the event so thank you to them for donating their time.
We are so delighted! After lots and lots of hard work, we’ve now become a charity.
We are based in Victoria Road, Scarborough, which is where our charity is registered to.
Our team, led by Michelle Padron-Kitching and Sarah Thornton, want to thank everyone involved
Michelle says: “This is excellent news and is the next chapter in the Futureworks NY journey.
“Becoming a charitable company helps consolidate our ability to help young people and adults in Scarborough. This milestone means we can apply for additional funding for projects that will continue to help people in the area.”
Sarah says: “Our objectives remain in line with the help we offer to our cohort, which includes finding employment through the provision of employability skills.
“Our hardworking team will be able to increase the support they already offer, which includes helping people achieve City & Guilds qualifications, vocational training, and assistance with acquiring life skills.”
Their first fundraising activity was the successful completion of the Cleveland Way National Trail, a long-distance walk stretching 109 miles. Part of the trail includes Scarborough and Filey.
Sarah completed the gruelling trek along with fundraisers Rachel Philliskirk and Emma Wilson.
Sarah says: “Our aim was to raise £500 for Futureworks NY and we smashed this target thanks to everyone who donated. We managed to raise £830 in total, so we’re delighted.”
We are in the process of planning their fundraising activities and we also have our retail premises Furniture Works, in St Thomas Street, Scarborough.
Futureworks NY, 40 Victoria Road, Scarborough YO11 2SD
Registered Charity Number 1203922, registered office is 40 Victoria Road, Scarborough, YO11 2SD
We are delighted to tell you that we’ve received £250 from local supermarket group, Proudfoot.
Scarborough’s family-run Proudfoot supermarket group supported us through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own label products, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.
We are so pleased as we know this is partly due to local people donating their small change when shopping in a Proudfoot store.
Thank you, everyone! With this generosity, we can continue to work within our local community!
Michelle’s raising money for cancer research, doing the race for life, Pretty Muddy. Help raise money in memory of those who have lost their fight to cancer and everyone effected by it. Thank you.
You can donate on the link below!