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Local People Dorking Youth Meet Up welcomes Olympic Rower

Date: December 13, 2017

We were delighted to welcome Olympic silver medallist, Gillian Lindsay, to our Tuesday Youth Meet Up this week.

Part of the Local People Dorking project and funded by the Youth Sport Trust, the Meet Ups offer young people, who are aged 12 to 16 years, regular social events at the Harvest Community Church, Stubs Hill, and the opportunity to meet new people and develop their leadership skills.

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YMCA Santa Run 2017

Date: December 11, 2017

The Surrey Santa is a hardy breed. Almost 1,000 red-suited runners converged on Reigate’s Priory Park on Sunday 10 December for YMCA East Surrey’s annual Santa Run.

“We are humbled by the support that this event engenders every year,” said YMCA Chief Executive, Ian Burks. “Whether children have pestered their parents, or the parents have encouraged their children to take part, we have welcomed more runners than ever before, despite some of the worst weather we’ve had yet.”

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October half-term with YMCA East Surrey

Date: October 30, 2017

During the half term week, 47 different children with disabilities and complex needs attended YMCA East Surrey’s Yippee Playscheme, leading to a total 624 hours of Short Breaks care.

Children attending the Playscheme had a wonderful time taking part in Halloween themed activities, including pizza making, pumpkin carving and enjoying a fancy dress Halloween party. They particularly loved their outing to Bocketts Farm, where members of the group stroked some of the small animals, took a spin around the go-cart track or tried their hand at the milking machine.

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Summer Short Breaks with YMCA East Surrey

Date: September 18, 2017

YMCA East Surrey offers school holiday playschemes for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities at the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Reigate, providing much needed short breaks for many local families.

This summer, 88 children with complex needs and aged between 5 and 11 attended the Yippee playscheme. 45 young people with disabilities aged 12-18 enjoyed the Yip4Youth school holiday scheme.

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Amber’s European Championship training at the YMCA Fitness Centre

Date: August 23, 2017

Amber is 15 years old and a Team GB kickboxer fighting in the 50kg and under category. With Euro championships coming up in September in Macedonia, she has been training at the YMCA Fitness Centre in Redhill.

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