Could You Sleep Rough for Local Young Homeless?

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YMCA Sleep Easy is back for its 12th year on Friday 8th March 2024 and your help is needed to support young people facing homelessness. YMCA East Surrey is looking for individuals, friends, schools and other community groups to join staff, councillors and housing residents in Redhill and spend one night sleeping out under the stars or…

YMCA Santa Run 2023

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The YMCA Santa Run took place in Reigate’s Priory park on Sunday 10th December and more than 550 eager runners in festive outfits turned up to join in. With an adult 3-mile race and a family 1-mile race, there was a distance for everyone. Some had taken part before, some ran for the first time…

Check out our 2023 Impact Report!

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Our 2023 Impact Report 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…

Yippee & Yip4Youth Diversity Award Winners

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YMCA East Surrey celebrated a win last weekend for our inclusive projects, Yippee and Yip4Youth, at the esteemed Youth Matters Awards. YMCA England and Wales welcomed 450 members of the YMCA Federation to this year’s Youth Matters awards show, which was held at Chelsea Football Club on Friday 3rd November. In a night filled with…

YMCA Santa Run open for bookings!

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Think festive, feel festive, get festive! YMCA East Surrey’s Santa Run will be ringing all the right bells on Sunday 10th December in Reigate’s Priory Park, so bring your little ones, your friends and your families and join in the fun!

Kim’s Walk

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Following the devastating loss of a dear friend and colleague, YMCA East Surrey marked the first anniversary of Kim Roderick’s death with a new event called Kim’s Walk. The five and ten mile routes wound through the Surrey countryside, starting and finishing at the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Redhill. Over 100 people turned…

Heat, Hail and Hairpin Bends for YMCA Stelvio Cyclists

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It might have looked like other cycling events on paper, but the recent YMCA Stelvio Challenge in the Swiss and Italian mountains was a mighty one. 22 cyclists took part in the YMCA East Surrey fundraising event, facing heat in excess of 36 degrees, along with stormy weather and even a giant hailstorm at the…

YMCA East Surrey Housing Residents Set To Climb Ben Nevis

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Most of the young people who receive support from YMCA East Surrey’s Housing team have faced difficult challenges in their lives. But that isn’t enough for some. Nine residents, accompanied by three YMCA staff members, will be heading up to Scotland shortly to climb Ben Nevis – all 4,411 ft of it. Wali Mohammed is…

YMCA East Surrey’s Young People Conquer Snowdon

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With funding from the National Lottery, YMCA East Surrey organised a trip for ten young people from its Youth Clubs to climb Mount Snowdon in North Wales. “Our aim was to encourage the group to challenge themselves, make friends, grow in resilience and enjoy the beautiful scenery, while engaging in conversations about what it is…