Duke of Edinburgh hike

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On 6 and 7 August, young people with additional needs took part in a two day hike from Three Bridges along the route 20 and 21 cycle paths to Horley Guide Hut as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award.

YMCA East Surrey needs your votes

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YMCA East Surrey has been shortlisted in two categories in the Youth Matters Awards and needs your votes. The awards celebrate the outstanding skills and achievements of young people and YMCAs from across the country. Please support us by giving us your vote in the following categories: YMCA of the Year Award – YMCA East…

WAVES trip to Eschweiler

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WAVES is a youth group making a difference. Based at the YMCA Sovereign Centre in Reigate, the group aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide support for young people in need, aged 11-19. In July this year, four young people from WAVES went to Eschweiler, a small town in Germany with the…

YMCA keen to support even more local families in need

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YMCA East Surrey is now delivering Play and Leisure Short Breaks for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Reigate & Banstead, Mole Valley and Epsom and Ewell – as well as a play scheme for Tandridge – and are keen to let local families know that support is available.

Call for allotment help

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The YMCA East Surrey allotment plot in Redhill is proving to be a valuable resource but we are in need of a helping hand – preferably with green fingers attached. “We have a fantastic group of young people with additional needs who love getting their hands dirty on the allotment,” explains YMCA Inclusive Youth Projects…

Two family doubles at YMCA Fun Run

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The Dunham family had good reason to celebrate the blistering Bank Holiday weekend after a father and son double win at the YMCA East Surrey Fun Run on Sunday 6 May. Local Reigate resident Francis Dunham was the first man home in a punishing Adult 5-mile race, completing his run in 29 minutes and 39 seconds….

Local Plumber powers his way to Gold

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To Redhill resident, Malcolm Bainbridge, age is just a number. He proved it earlier this month in Helsingborg, Sweden, when he took the title of European Masters Powerlifting Champion in the 70-80 year category. Attending the Championship event with fellow powerlifter and friend, Kevin Payne, 73-year-old Malcolm won an individual gold medal for the deadlift,…

Building work starts on YMCA’s new Inclusive Sports Facility

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After three years of intensive fundraising, YMCA East Surrey began work this week on their new Inclusive Sports Facility. “We are absolutely thrilled to get to this point,” said YMCA Chief Executive, Ian Burks. “The project has taken more than six years of planning, so it’s an immensely exciting time for us as we finally…