Christmas gifts donated to YMCA Walthamstow

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Christmas gifts for our clients at our YMCA centres are welcome! To make a donation please contact your nearest centre

How’s this for a warming tale in the run-up to Christmas? Clair is one of our workers in the Assessment Bed Project at YMCA Walthamstow. She decided to put a call out to all her family and friends to ask for donations of Christmas presents for all our clients and those that use St Mungo’s…

Christmas has come early for residents at YMCA Surbiton

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YMCA Surbiton residents can now enjoy free wifi, courtesy of local company Wifinity

Thanks to the incredible generosity of local company Wifinity, our hostel residents at YMCA Surbiton now have fast and free wifi. It will make a big difference to our residents’ lives, who will now be able to get on line easily to be digitally included in the local community. They will be able to look…

Young people celebrate our Get on Track programme

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Young men in receiving education

We have been celebrating young people and the incredible success with the 10th YMCA St Paul’s Group’s Get on Track programme, delivered in partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and funded by Great Western Railway (GWR). In essence the aim is to improve young people’s communication skills, help them to learn how to work…

Support our London Marathon runners!

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Peter Okeng is running in the London Marathon for YMCA St Paul's Group

The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday 28 April 2019 and YMCA St Paul’s Group is especially fortunate to have two people running to raise money for us. One of the runners is James Agar who is a member of our Audit & Risk Committee and who works for Centrica. The other is…

Try our dynamic virtual indoor cycling class at YMCA Surbiton

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Virtual Indoor Cycling at YMCA Surbiton

YMCA Surbiton Health & Wellbeing Centre has launched a virtual 45-minute indoor cycling class on Tuesday mornings at 6.30am. It’s perfect for people who want a blast of hard core exercise before work, to get their day started or for club cyclists looking for winter training. With state of the art Stages bikes and amazing…

Fighting pain with Back Care Pilates

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Find out more about our Back Care Pilates course at YMCA Hawker, Kingston

Suffering with a degenerative spinal condition has meant Estelle Packer, 47, has been living with chronic neck pain for the last seven years. “I was a gymnast when I was younger and had a lot of wear and tear in my spine for my age, and specifically in my neck. I was diagnosed with Cervical…

Celebrating our success with disability, volunteering & youth work

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Join us in celebrating the success of our staff and volunteers as they have been nominated for awards

All the hard work and success of our volunteers and staff have been recognised recently with awards and nominations. We are so proud to have such a committed bunch of people on board! Celebrating success of EveryBodyCanDance Our Inclusive Lives project team won a Silver Award at the Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards, which was hosted by Merton Voluntary Services…

Black History Month at YMCA Walthamstow

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Celebrating Black History Month at YMCA Walthamstow with a showcase of talent.

YMCA Walthamstow has celebrated Black History Month with a whole host of free activities and workshops, for both the young people who come along to the centre for youth sessions and for residents. As part of Black History Month, residents enjoyed an Eritrean and Ethiopian Meal, a special Quiz Night, a talk about Blackness in…

Serving everyone in the community

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Celebrating 104th birthday at YMCA Surbiton Teapot Club

YMCA St Paul’s Group works with young people to provide a safe place to stay and to help them develop their potential. But that’s not to say that we don’t serve older members of the community, too.  YMCA Surbiton was honoured to host one of our Teapot Club members’ 104th birthday party. Grete Grey celebrated in…