21 October 2020

Our 2020 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 partners.

This review looks back on the developments and highlights between 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 and beyond up to time of going to press.

Ian Burks, CEO, YMCA East Surrey – introducing the Annual Review 2020
” 2020 marked the 150th anniversary of the YMCA in Redhill but any thought of celebrations were put on hold as COVID-19 swept across the country. Despite the challenges of the lockdown, staff stayed stoic, continuing to deliver vital face-to-face housing services whilst pulling together an amazing array of virtual events and programmes for children, young people and families who were shielding. Our universal fitness and childcare services were forced to close temporarily but all services were back up and running in a COVID-secure way by the end of the summer.

We know that the coming months and years will be tough for many in our communities, but we are determined to be there to help local people belong, contribute and thrive, in the same way we have done for the last 150 years.”

You can read more from Ian Burks in the Annual Review foreword by downloading or checking out the digital version.