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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celebrating young people

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…

Take care of your mental health

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release counselling

With growing pressure on GP surgeries and lengthy waiting times for specialist mental health care, it can be a real challenge to find help when you need it most. Whilst the number of people suffering from mental health conditions has not significantly changed over recent years, research shows that the way we deal with our…

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…