3 November 2021

Our 2021 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 2020 – 31 March 2021 and beyond up to the time of going to press.

Ian Burks, CEO, YMCA East Surrey – introducing the Annual Review 2021
“Welcome to this year’s annual review, which provides insight into the services we offer and the benefits we bring to the local community. I hope you enjoy reading about the inspirational people we have helped and how they have overcome challenges in their lives. The last year has been tough, with Covid-19 dramatically affecting the way we operate.

By April 2020, many of our services were in lockdown. This did not deter the team at Hillbrook who continued to house and support young people at risk of homelessness throughout the pandemic. Other work supporting children, young people and families was also able to continue, thanks to some creative use of technology by our staff teams. Although our gym was closed for many months, our Exercise Referral scheme went online, offering a vital lifeline for many adults who were shielding because of long-term health conditions. ”

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