Dec


2

1,000 Days of Play – financial support for families

At YMCA East Surrey, we aim to provide activities for children that are great fun and affordable. To ensure every child can access our children’s clubs and activities, we can offer free or reduced places to families who need additional support. This includes our Holiday Clubs, After School Clubs, recreational activities and Short Breaks.

Nov


19

Calling all Santas – the YMCA Santa Run is going virtual!

Understandably, this year’s YMCA Santa Run will not be taking part in Priory Park, Reigate on Sunday 6 December, but that doesn’t stop you putting on your Santa hat/beard, taking part, having some FUN and raising FUNDS for YMCA East Surrey throughout December. Launch yourself into the festive season by completing a 1 or 3-…

Oct


26

Open Day for YMCA East Surrey Move-On Property

YMCA East Surrey has officially opened the doors to their new Move-On property in Merstham, inviting honoured guests to tour the newly refurbished accommodation. The six-bedroom shared house on London Road will now become home to young people aged 18 to 25 who are moving on from higher support accommodation at YMCA Hillbrook House in…

Oct


21

Check out our 2020 Annual Review!

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…

Aug


5

Back up and running

Diversify, evolve and support have been the buzz words for YMCA East Surrey during the incredibly challenging months of lockdown. Coronavirus may have forced the temporary closure of our gym, exercise classes, disability services and many other projects, but we have continued to offer help within the local community to those who need it most.

Jun


5

Success for the first Virtual YMCA Fun Run

YMCA East Surrey’s first-ever Virtual Fun Run took place throughout the month of May and proved a huge hit. 186 adults and 122 juniors signed up to run or walk either one or five miles, alone or with family, raising money for YMCA East Surrey’s Coronavirus Appeal. “2020 marks our 150th year and we were…

May


27

A day in the life of a YMCA keyworker – Youth Mentoring

We’re running a series of blogs from our members of staff who are continuing to work with vulnerable children and young people during the current COVID-19 crisis. Some staff are working directly with young people in our frontline housing services and others are continuing their vital work virtually. Next in the series is Anna, a…

May


22

A day in the life of a YMCA keyworker – Hillbrook House

We’re running a series of blogs from our members of staff who are continuing to work with vulnerable children and young people during the current COVID-19 crisis. Some staff are working directly with young people in our frontline housing services and others are continuing their vital work virtually. Next in the series is Natalie, a…

May


20

A day in the life of a YMCA keyworker – youth counselling

We’re running a series of blogs from our members of staff who are continuing to work with vulnerable children and young people during the current COVID-19 crisis. Some staff are working directly with young people in our frontline housing services and others are continuing their vital work virtually. Next in the series is Hannah, a…