May


6

20th Fun Run for YMCA East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey held their first Fun Run in 2000, under their former name of Redhill and Reigate YMCA, with 200 runners turning out to take part. On Bank Holiday Sunday, this figure rocketed to almost 1,200 as local families signed up to join in the charity’s 20th Fun Run celebrations against the picturesque backdrop…

Apr


15

Duke of Sussex hears about YMCA East Surrey’s mental health youth group

On Wednesday 3 April, Ella Sowton, YMCA East Surrey’s Inclusive Youth Projects Worker, represented the local charity and their WAVES program at a roundtable discussion on mental health. The event was organised by YMCA England and took place at YMCA South Ealing, who are part of the YMCA St Paul’s Group. It was attended by the…

Mar


28

New YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-school is open!

The eagerly awaited opening of YMCA East Surrey’s YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-School took place on Thursday 28th March. Reigate and Banstead Borough Councillor, Mark Brunt, who has been instrumental in the development of the project, cut the ribbon. Cllr Mark Brunt said: “We as a community in Merstham said that we want more, and the…

Mar


25

Improving the health of people with disabilities in East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey’s Inclusive Sports Project has been awarded £17,990 by the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. With this funding, YMCA East Surrey will be able to expand its range of disability sport and physical activity sessions within their new flagship Inclusive Sports Facility. Recently…

Mar


18

YMCA Fun Run – bookings now open

This year’s Fun Run and Sports Festival in Priory Park, which takes place on Sunday 5 May from 10:30, is helping local people get active through taking part in five and one mile adult and junior fun runs and bringing together over 20 different sports clubs, many of them offering free taster sessions.

Jan


24

Sleep Easy – Sleep out for one night so others don’t have to

On Friday 8 March, we will hold our annual YMCA Sleep Easy event in Horley to raise the profile of local homelessness by sleeping out under the stars. Although this event doesn’t aim to replicate the hardship of homelessness, joining us to sleep rough for one night and collecting sponsorship from friends and family will raise…

Dec


10

Start the year right – with six weeks of fitness for just £29

Start the year right with a YMCA fitness membership. There’s never been a better to join. From now until 28 February 2019, you can sign up to get your first six weeks of membership for just £29 (worth £69). Benefits include Unlimited use of our fully staffed and equipped gym Free personalised exercise programmes with…

Nov


6

YMCA East Surrey is YMCA of the Year!

YMCA East Surrey is celebrating this week after taking the coveted title of ‘YMCA of the Year’ at the ninth annual Youth Matters Awards on Friday 2 November. The glittering ceremony, held by YMCA England and Wales at 8 Northumberland Avenue, was hosted by former T4 presenter Miquita Oliver. Over 250 guests celebrated the outstanding achievements…