Vote for YMCA East Surrey in the 2021 Youth Matters Awards

We’re thrilled that YMCA East Surrey has some projects and one young person through to the semi-finals of the Youth Matters Awards. To be selected as finalists for the awards event on 5 November, we need your votes! Voting closes on 13 August so please place your votes before then and help us get YMCA East…



Isle of Wight Challenge 2021

There was a jubilant feel in the air when 27 local cyclists successfully completed the first YMCA East Surrey group challenge to take place in person this year. The event covered 200 miles from the YMCA Sports and Community Centre in Redhill around the Isle of Wight and back between 4 and 6 June, with one…



Summer half-term at Yippee and Yip4Youth

During the recent summer half-term break in Reigate, YMCA East Surrey opened the door to 15 children with disabilities or complex needs each day on their Yippee playscheme and 10 young people with disabilities each day on the Yip4Youth leisure scheme. With services operating from the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Slipshatch Road, the children attending…



Annual YMCA Fun Run went virtual for the second year in a row

YMCA East Surrey’s annual Fun Run went virtual for the second year in a row at the beginning of May. The event, which is usually held in Reigate’s Priory Park on the Bank Holiday weekend, kick-started a summer of fun-filled fundraising for the local charity. Eager fitness fanatics who wanted to take part were invited…



Onsite group exercise classes are back!

Group exercise classes are back! From Monday 17 May we are delighted to restart our onsite group exercise classes once again. We can’t wait to get back to such an essential and fun way of exercising, whether it’s working up a sweat in BodyPump or indoor cycling classes or flexing and stretching together in a yoga class.



Virtual Sleep Easy 2021

Forty local people helped to raise an impressive £3,511 for YMCA East Surrey by taking part in a mammoth virtual Sleep Easy challenge on Friday 26 March to raise awareness of the thousands of young people who are made homeless each year. With lockdown rules in place, this year’s YMCA Sleep Easy event required organisers…



YMCA East Surrey led partnership wins Lottery Award to fund Youth Work

YMCA East Surrey has been awarded a grant of £435,737 from the National Lottery Community Fund to take the role of lead provider in youth work which will benefit more than 1,000 local young people. The charity has secured three years of funding to deliver twelve sessions of universal youth work per week from Surrey…



YMCA’s Short Breaks team gets creative!

Normally, YMCA East Surrey’s Short Breaks team would be delivering thousands of hours of short breaks play and youth activities for disabled children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Although the delivery has been temporarily closed during the most recent lockdown, YMCA staff are still keeping busy in their efforts to continue offering…