Black Lives Matter

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black lives matter As YMCA St Paul’s Group we are upset and angered by the images coming out of America because of the unlawful killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. What happened to George Floyd was very wrong but what it has uncovered is something in society which is tragic and too easily...

Life during the lockdown

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Shop window of YMCA charity shop

I recently heard the Coronavirus poem by Welsh comedian and poet, Max Boyce, “When just the tide goes out”. This poignant and funny poem talks about the change in our world and how the streets are all like Sundays with shops closed and no one about. In the midst of this stillness the caring still…

Challenge 2.6

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challenge 26 poster In place of the London Marathon, Virgin Giving are hosting Challenge 2.6. Instead of 26 miles of London roads, up and down the country people will be raising money together by doing fundraising activities around the number 2.6. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for our staff efforts and join in...

Easter Greetings and Thanks

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easter chaplin

Easter 2020 is so different to how any of us thought it would look just a few short weeks ago.  Planning for the first BBQ of the year, visiting friends and family, hoping the weather might be good enough for the slightly over grown lawn to be mown and sharing chocolate and goodies to celebrate. Instead…

Coronavirus – Our response

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Richard James CEO As YMCA St Paul’s Group we are busy at work working out how we can both re-imagine and remobilise our services so that we can provide the support needed as we continue to come out of lockdown. The safety and wellbeing of our young people and communities are at the heart of what we are...

Young volunteers from France at YMCA Hayes

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YMCA France volunteers YMCA Hayes has welcomed two volunteers from France in a new collaboration with YMCA France. Ben Monnie, 22, and Lucie Lucas, 21, joined the Youth Team in September this year and are developing plans for a new Basketball Club and a Gymnastics/Dance Club for 11-16 year olds in the Hayes area, to commence in January...

YMCA St Paul’s Group Staff Win Awards

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Staff awards YMCA SPG YMCA St Paul’s Group (YMCA SPG) has recognised the dedication of its staff in the communities it serves around London, with staff awards at its Annual Showcase. Held at Central Hall Westminster on Monday 25 November, it was a glittering event to celebrate the work of YMCA. Winners in the Awards categories included Jumpers! Nursery...

Safiyyah Patel has won the ‘We Believe’ Youth Matters Award!

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We Believe Youth Matters Winner Safiyyah Patel from YMCA St Paul’s Group has been awarded the coveted We Believe Award at YMCA England and Wales’s national Youth Matters Awards ceremony on 8 November 2019 for her fantastic work with young people at YMCA Walthamstow.  Safiyyah Patel 19 from Walthamstow was presented with the award at the Youth Matters 2019 awards...