YMCA East Surrey needs your votes

Last year we were thrilled to win YMCA of the Year at the YMCA Youth Matters Awards in recognition of our wide range of life changing services for the local community. This year we have been nominated in four categories and we need your votes to be in with a chance to win!



Sliding into Summer with new play equipment

We have recently overhauled and reopened our outside play area which will benefit many local children, including those who use our Sports and Community Centre in Redhill. The project was made possible thanks to a £63,415 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million-pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to…



20th Fun Run for YMCA East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey held their first Fun Run in 2000, under their former name of Redhill and Reigate YMCA, with 200 runners turning out to take part. On Bank Holiday Sunday, this figure rocketed to almost 1,200 as local families signed up to join in the charity’s 20th Fun Run celebrations against the picturesque backdrop…



New YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-school is open!

The eagerly awaited opening of YMCA East Surrey’s YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-School took place on Thursday 28th March. Reigate and Banstead Borough Councillor, Mark Brunt, who has been instrumental in the development of the project, cut the ribbon. Cllr Mark Brunt said: “We as a community in Merstham said that we want more, and the…



Improving the health of people with disabilities in East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey’s Inclusive Sports Project has been awarded £17,990 by the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. With this funding, YMCA East Surrey will be able to expand its range of disability sport and physical activity sessions within their new flagship Inclusive Sports Facility. Recently…



YMCA Fun Run – bookings now open

This year’s Fun Run and Sports Festival in Priory Park, which takes place on Sunday 5 May from 10:30, is helping local people get active through taking part in five and one mile adult and junior fun runs and bringing together over 20 different sports clubs, many of them offering free taster sessions.



Sleep Easy – Sleep out for one night so others don’t have to

On Friday 8 March, we will hold our annual YMCA Sleep Easy event in Horley to raise the profile of local homelessness by sleeping out under the stars. Although this event doesn’t aim to replicate the hardship of homelessness, joining us to sleep rough for one night and collecting sponsorship from friends and family will raise…



A Home for Christmas

For Chelsea Smyth and her young daughter this will be an extra special Christmas. “I’m absolutely over the moon,” said Chelsea this week. “I can’t believe we finally have a place of our own.” Chelsea and Josie, 3, recently became the 700th family to be placed in private rented accommodation by YMCA East Surrey’s NextStep…