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Easter at the YMCA Sovereign Centre

Date: April 20, 2017

Our Yippee and Yip4Youth holiday schemes, based at the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Slipshatch Road, Reigate, had a packed schedule of Easter activities.

We provided specialist one to one care for 40% of the children and young people with disabilities who attended and were ably supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteer playworkers. The holiday schemes took place over 9 days, with 6 hours of Easter themed activities and outings into the community per day.

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Green fingers make happy hands!

Date: April 19, 2017

‘Don’t Lose the Plot’ is YMCA East Surrey’s horticultural project working with young people who have additional needs aged between 14-20 in the local area.

We have an allotment in Redhill where we grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, teaching young people about the health benefits of growing your own. We also work with Reigate and Banstead council, gardening in local parks and assisting on allotment clearings.

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BBC Surrey Radio visit YMCA’s inclusive activities for young people ahead of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day

Date: March 9, 2017

As part of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal, BBC Surrey Radio came down to see our inclusive sports activities for young people with disabilities. Without the support of Comic Relief and other funders, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the range of activities that we offer. Check out the video below and please like and share to help us spread the word about our activities for young people with disabilities.

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February half-term fun

Date: February 24, 2017

This half term YMCA East Surrey offered an average of 33 spaces per day at the Sovereign Centre on their Yippee and Yip4Youth schemes for children and young people with disabilities. This totalled just under 1,000 hours of short break care across the week, providing support to a huge number of local families.View article

Don’t Lose the Plot re-launching in Spring 2017

Date: February 14, 2017

A big thank you to Nutley Kitchen Gardens for donating equipment for our ‘Don’t Lose the Plot’ gardening project for young people with disabilities.

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