Santa Run returns!

Nearly 600 runners gathered in Reigate’s Priory Park on Sunday 5 December to pin on their numbers and adjust beards and trousers in preparation for the return of YMCA East Surrey’s Santa Run. The Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Cllr Jill Bray, has chosen the local charity as one of her designated charities for the year….



Check out our 2021 Annual Review!

Our 2021 Annual Review is now available to read online! Packed with first-hand experiences from people we have supported and those who’ve supported us, take a 5-minute tea break and read about our charitable projects in East Surrey. A huge thank you to everyone who told us their stories and to all our supporters and…



YMCA Santa Run – bookings now open

Calling Santas, young and old, big and small! It’s that time of year again… YMCA East Surrey is holding it’s annual Santa Run in Reigate’s Priory Park on Sunday 5 December. Runners will be grabbing their red suits, white beards and trainers and taking to the park for some festive fitness and fundraising. Races will begin…



Fundraising Dinner Suit Double

Signing up for not one but two fundraising challenges in one weekend is no reason to let standards slip. Meadvale resident, James Wildman channelled his inner James Bond to take on a gruelling 10-mile Tough Mudder near Crawley on Saturday 18th September, followed by the Run Reigate Half Marathon on Sunday 19th – running both…



YMCA East Surrey residents take on Snowdon Challenge

Twelve young people who have experienced local homelessness have taken on the highest mountain in England and Wales in YMCA East Surrey’s Snowdon Summit Climb Challenge 2021. The group, led by members of the YMCA Housing Team, climbed 1,085 metres to the mountain summit to raise money for the local charity’s Employment Support Fund which…



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…