YMCA East Surrey receives Royal visit

Our Redhill Sports and Community Centre welcomed a very special royal visitor this afternoon when HRH The Duke of Gloucester came to see our new Inclusive Sports Facility in action.



Order of the Red Triangle Award for YMCA East Surrey Chairman

YMCA East Surrey honoured outgoing Chairman, Chris Brewer, at their recent AGM with the coveted Order of the Red Triangle award. More than 100 guests attended the event, including supporters, challengers and representatives from many funders and partner agencies, which was held at the YMCA Sports and Community Centre in Redhill.



YMCA Santa Run – bookings now open

Calling Santas, young and old, big and small! It’s that time of year again… YMCA East Surrey is holding it’s annual Santa Run in Reigate’s Priory Park on Sunday 8 December and, at the time of writing, this popular event currently still has places available. Runners will be grabbing their red suits, white beards and…



YMCA East Surrey needs your votes

Last year we were thrilled to win YMCA of the Year at the YMCA Youth Matters Awards in recognition of our wide range of life changing services for the local community. This year we have been nominated in four categories and we need your votes to be in with a chance to win!



Sliding into Summer with new play equipment

We have recently overhauled and reopened our outside play area which will benefit many local children, including those who use our Sports and Community Centre in Redhill. The project was made possible thanks to a £63,415 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million-pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to…



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…



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…



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…



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…