Local Community Comes Together for YMCA Fun Run

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It’s not easy to put your best foot forwards when you’re a man-sized pair of trainers taking part in a 5-mile run for charity! Mark Eagleton and Alan Harding were just two of the runners to step into fancy dress at YMCA East Surrey’s annual Fun Run this Bank Holiday Sunday. They were joined by…

The Y Bus is coming to a Town Near You!

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On Thursday 11th April, YMCA East Surrey brought their new, eye-catching Y Bus – a mobile youth club on wheels – to Redhill town centre. Stuart Kingsley is the Family Services and Youth Work Manager and Deputy Head of Children and Young People for YMCA East Surrey. He says: “The Y Bus will take youth…

It’s Fun Run time!

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The YMCA Fun Run & Sports Festival is back on Sunday 5 May! With a 5-mile adult race and 1-mile races for adults and juniors, there is a distance for every age and experience at this inclusive running and sporting event. The longer route follows a loop on local lanes whilst the adult and junior…

Going the Distance for YMCA East Surrey

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With more participants than ever before, YMCA East Surrey’s Y2Y North Downs Marathon run/trek was a huge success last weekend.  133 people signed up for the fundraising challenge, which was split into full marathon and half-marathon distances. 40 runners took on the full 26.2 miles from Guildford to the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in…

YMCA Challengers Show Support in Current Housing Crisis

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Sleeping rough in March is both an endurance and a challenge, but it didn’t deter a hardy group of YMCA supporters in Redhill last weekend. More than 25 adults, including young residents from YMCA Hillbrook House, built cardboard homes and slept out under the stars for YMCA East Surrey’s 12th Sleep Easy event. 22 young…

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!