Dec


1

Bingo fundraiser!

The Tramways in Wells very kindly held a charity raffle at their bingo on Monday 22nd November. The night was a massive success and raised £308 towards the YMCA Christmas Appeal.  The raffle was amazing with 65 donated prizes from Wells Tesco, Tramways, YMCA staff and family friends and the bingo players themselves.  The Christmas…

Nov


30

Putting the Fun into Fundraising!

Fundraising events not only help raise money for specific projects and initiatives, they are also a great way to raise awareness of the work we do in local communities and of course have fun!  The Housing and Support teams in Mendip and South Somerset were keen to raise money so that their residents could have…

Nov


5

Frome Foyer – A supported housing project in the heart of the community

Just as community-led responses made all the difference in lockdown, community support makes all the difference to supported housing projects too and Frome Foyer is a shining example of how working together benefits everyone and fosters belonging and citizenship. Currently there are 11 individuals or community organisations working with Frome Foyer to support the young…

Nov


1

National Care Leavers’ Week, 25th – 31st October 2021

National Care Leavers’ Week is an opportunity to reflect on the services we provide to our care experienced young people, how we can improve their lives and help them to feel safe, supported, confident and ready for the future. In Somerset we partner with Somerset County Council to deliver supported housing for looked after children…

Oct


6

The Wonderful Women’s Institute!

We are forever grateful to the wonderful WI – who recently dropped by to deliver a variety of donations including handmade cushions, towels, bedding, toiletries, cakes which have been taken to our various supported housing projects across Mendip and South Somerset. The WI are very good to YMCA Brunel Group and have donated similar goods…

Sep


21

YMCA Bath – Young People’s Service

Here at YMCA Bath we are continuing to run our Nightstop project as we have throughout the past year. We provide emergency accommodation for 16-25-year olds who are homeless. Over the past few months we have had some really lovely success stories. One is a young lady, Holly (not her real name), 19 years old…

Sep


6

Bath Life Award Finalist

For the third time YMCA Bath Hostel has become a finalist in this year’s Bath Life Awards under the category ‘Charity of the Year’ focusing on 2020. A year we will all never forget due to Covid and one where the commercial hostel in Bath was forced to close its doors. However, the hostel remained…

Aug


21

Donations

We depend on donations for a lot of our housing support work – so we were delighted to receive this large collection of bedding at our Well’s offices, in South Street. Prevention Services Manager, Carol says: “We are very blessed that local organisations like the WI’s donate things to us. Clean bedding is needed for…

Aug


13

Local charity makes it to final stages at national youth charity awards

An innovative project providing continued access to health and wellbeing during Lockdown has been shortlisted for the Health & Wellbeing Project of the Year Award at the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards Ceremony on Friday 5 November. The Bath Health & Wellbeing Centre run by YMCA Brunel Group is based at International…