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…

Winners in the Team London Awards!

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Volunteer Award

Last night our nominees for a Team London Volunteering Award were recognised for their hard work and dedication and were winners! Llewellyn Alleyne won an individual award for his volunteering at YMCA Hayes in West London. Our Inclusive Lives team won an award for their EveryBodyCanDance fitness instruction video (produced with Filmanthropy UK). Volunteering at Hayes Llewellyn has…

How we support residents with their mental health

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We believe every young person should have someone they can trust and a safe place to stay, which is why our Housing Support Officers play such a key role in the lives of our residents. Patricia Lumeca has been a Housing Support Officer at YMCA South Ealing for the last two years and is the…

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (08-14 Oct)

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mental health This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (08-14 Oct)  Two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, and stress is a major player. The Mental Health Foundation has a Stress Test – how do you score? Release Counselling is based at YMCA Surbiton and offers support to people who are experiencing...