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.
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.
Date: March 14, 2017
Five young people from YMCA East Surrey’s WAVES group had the experience of a lifetime in Westminster recently when they were invited to take part in an all-party Parliamentary group on Youth Affairs.
Chloe Cooper (13), Raife Eskisan (13), Elle Wastell (13), Sofia Yermo (13) and Phoebe Jenkins (14), all students at Reigate School, travelled by train to London on 30 April with YMCA Inclusive Youth Projects Worker, Ella Sowton.
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.
Date: March 6, 2017
It’s a sad fact that some people don’t have a choice about where they make their bed at night, no matter what the time of year or how cold the weather.
On Saturday 4 March, 44 people slept rough for just one night at YMCA East Surrey’s Sports and Community Centre in Redhill to help raise the profile of youth homelessness. This was the 5th Sleep Easy event for the local charity.