Star Awards 2021 – appreciating our brilliant staff

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We’ve just celebrated the YMCA St Paul’s group Star Awards 2021. Appreciating our brilliant staff who have supported so many people and taking a moment to enjoy being together.  Everyone looked amazing, glasses clinked, scrummy morsels were daintily nibbled, there were sparkles on each table and happy conversations burbled over star themed music. It was…

Breaking The Cycle Podcast features YMCA St Paul’s Group

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Breaking the Cycle

Our Director of Operations, Jessica Laryea, has appeared on podcast series ‘Breaking the Cycle’, with host Michael Coates. Breaking the Cycle highlights the challenges, achievements, and societal issues within social housing. In episode 5 he speaks to our very own Group Director of Operations, Jessica, for an inspiring and honest chat about life growing up…

Staying active over the festive period

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Mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas dinner – ‘tis truly the season for indulgence. While the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to treat yourself, it doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon your fitness routine. Although hitting the gym doesn’t have to be a priority, if you keep up…

Meet our trustee Gerald Chifamba

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male standing outside YMCA centre Why did you want to become a trustee? I wasn’t originally looking to become a trustee I actually wanted to stay connected with the YMCA . Having been involved in YMCA work for a while I wanted to help out but as things developed, I found myself being offered a role as a trustee. Many...

Approval of Hampton Pool New Development Plans

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As operator, we are pleased to announce that Hampton Pool Trust’s exciting proposals to develop Hampton Pool to provide fit-for-purpose buildings and infrastructure were approved by the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames Planning Committee at their meeting on 18 November 2020.   The Trust’s plans, which developed with the support of YMCA and Architect’s Wimshurst Pelleriti,…

Celebrating our staff with the Star Awards 2020

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Despite not being able to celebrate together in person, this week we hosted our annual Star Awards virtually to recognise the phenomenal achievements and contributions teams and individuals have made across the charity. All the nominees from Health and Wellbeing were fantastic, which goes to show how excellent the department has been throughout the past…

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...