Werkhouse at The Bristol Wing

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Werkhouse at The Bristol Wing – whilst we are still in the process of refurbishing the Wing, we were approached by Werkhouse in Bristol to see if we would be happy to take a group of young people in for a weekend whilst on a course with them,

Pre-loved clothes sale at Timsbury

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We are keen to raise our profile in Timsbury with the locals as we have the most amazing facility there with a hall that can be rented out. So in November we hosted a pre-loved clothes sale – where approximately 11 people hired a table and sold items from their wardrobes that they no longer…

A Farewell to our Bath Nursery

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“We are extremely saddened to announce that our lovely YMCA Bath nursery closed it’s doors for the last time at the end of July. After 22 years looking after children in the heart of the city of Bath, we made the difficult decision to close due to the very low numbers of children. The nursery…

Cream Tea, Art, and Storytelling in Timsbury

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On Saturday 24th September we held an Open Afternoon at our YMCA Timsbury centre where a few local crafters had stalls selling their beautiful wares; the Library Hub was open for people to view what a wonderful service it provides to the community; children’s activities were taking place and we had the pleasure of listening…

Nikki gets an Orange Button

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Our very own Nikki from Christopher House has registered to be an Orange Button holder – thank you for being an outstanding member of the community! What is the Orange Button Scheme? A community-based suicide awareness scheme. The Orange Button is a way of identifying people in the community who are ok to say/hear the…

Renovating The Bristol Wing

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Lockdown proved to be a time of change and sacrifice for us all. During lockdown, YMCA Brunel Group agreed to sublet our commercial hostel, The Bristol Wing, to St. Mungo’s Homeless Charity. The Wing was used as emergency housing for the street homeless throughout the Covid lockdown. We are proud to add this story to…

James’ Story

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Since the death of his mother when he was only 10 years old, James was living in a rented flat with just him and his father. When James was 19, his father too passed away. At a young age, James was suddenly faced with rent responsibility and learning to live on his own. Struggling with…