YMCA East Surrey led partnership wins Lottery Award to fund Youth Work

YMCA East Surrey has been awarded a grant of £435,737 from the National Lottery Community Fund to take the role of lead provider in youth work which will benefit more than 1,000 local young people. The charity has secured three years of funding to deliver twelve sessions of universal youth work per week from Surrey…



YMCA’s Short Breaks team gets creative!

Normally, YMCA East Surrey’s Short Breaks team would be delivering thousands of hours of short breaks play and youth activities for disabled children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Although the delivery has been temporarily closed during the most recent lockdown, YMCA staff are still keeping busy in their efforts to continue offering…



Brownie becomes YMCA Virtual Santa Run’s little helper

Seven-year-old Brownie, Amelie Chandler, was among 272 individual runners and walkers who supported YMCA East Surrey’s inaugural Virtual Santa Run during the month of December. “I did the YMCA Virtual Santa Run as part of my Brownie Charity Badge,” says Amelie. “I chose YMCA East Surrey because it is a very good charity that helps…



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.



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-…



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…



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…