Virtual Sleep Easy 2021

Forty local people helped to raise an impressive £3,511 for YMCA East Surrey by taking part in a mammoth virtual Sleep Easy challenge on Friday 26 March to raise awareness of the thousands of young people who are made homeless each year. With lockdown rules in place, this year’s YMCA Sleep Easy event required organisers…



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-…