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May half term at the YMCA Sovereign Centre

Date: June 5, 2017

The children and young people have enjoyed the good weather throughout the week and taken part in a variety of activities as always.

Yippee playscheme for children aged 5-11 years with disabilities welcomed 107 attendances from 51 children over four days. They went on a trip to Tilgate Park, where they were fascinated by an exclusive ‘Meet the animals’ session and then had the chance to burn off some energy in the playground. The children have also been on a scavenger hunt and had a go at many different sports and games.

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Surrey Super Sports Day

Date: June 1, 2017

Thanks to funding from Active Surrey we were able to put on our third Surrey Super Sports event on Friday 26 May 2017.

The event was a great success with pupils from local SEN schools being able to take part in a wide range of inclusive activities.

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Fun Run Time with YMCA East Surrey

Date: May 1, 2017

Heroic fundraising and huge community support marked the 18th annual YMCA East Surrey Fun Run on Bank Holiday Sunday.

More than 1,600 local people turned out for the event in Reigate’s Priory Park. Among them was Henry McDougall, his brother Teddy and their friend Riley Neath. Henry, 14, who is autistic and has severe learning disabilities, has accessed the YMCA’s children’s services since 2012 and now attends their Yip4Youth scheme for young people with disabilities and complex needs. It was the third year running that the boys have taken part in the Fun Run and they raised £391.00 towards the charity’s new Inclusive Sports Facility.

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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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