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11 June 2024

Celebrating 180 Years of Impact: YMCA Founder’s Day

Thursday, June 6th marked a momentous occasion for the YMCA as we celebrated Founder’s Day, honoring 180 years of remarkable impact across the globe.

This special day was commemorated with a tea party at our Bath Central Offices, where we invited staff, family and friends to join us in a festive gathering filled with tea, cake, scones, and cucumber sandwiches. The event was a... Read more

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31 May 2024

Lifelong Resilience Through Creativity

Our Frome Youth Club has been working with Somerset Art Works on a wonderful 2-year project: Lifelong Resilience Through Creativity.

Frome Youth and Community Centre is currently undergoing a big transformation. This is a prime opportunity for our young people to make the space truly theirs. In partnership with SAW and local artist Lucy Oates, they have been able to... Read more

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21 May 2024

Kickstart Your Fitness Career with YMCA Bath Gym’s Level 2 Instructor Course

Are you passionate about helping others lead healthier lives? Do you dream of becoming a fitness instructor and making a difference in your community?

YMCA Bath Gym is excited to offer the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, a comprehensive in-person course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a rewarding career in fitness, no prior experience... Read more

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13 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week

At YMCA Brunel Group, we understand the deep impact that mental health struggles can have on individuals and communities.

Whether it’s in our housing, youth work, family work or gym, we provide steady, safe support for individuals so they can share their stories, seek guidance, and find solace in knowing that they are not alone. This Mental Health Awareness... Read more

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9 May 2024

Youth Work and its role in your community

At YMCA Brunel Group, we work closely with young individuals, fostering an environment where they can thrive, learn, and grow.

With 8 youth clubs and 4 young carers’ groups, we work with anyone aged between 10 and 19 years, with provisions for those up to 25 years old with Special Educational Needs. We encourage young people to be good neighbours... Read more

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1 May 2024

Celebrating 180 Years of Impact: YMCA Brunel Group Disco!

As the YMCA turns 180 this year, it's time to break out the neon leg warmers and sequined jackets for a night of celebration and nostalgia.

On June 15th, at 8 pm, join us at the Widcombe Social Club for a disco extravaganza like no other. For nearly two centuries, the YMCA has been a beacon of hope and support for countless individuals and communities worldwide.... Read more

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24 April 2024

Musings – Code Red!

Bath came to a standstill one Saturday in April 24 when the Red Rebel Brigade and Extinction Rebellion celebrated Earth Say with a massive performance protest: Code Red – A funeral for Nature.

Nearly 400 Red Rebels walked silently and gracefully through the Georgian streets, a coffin to nature  decorated so beautifully was carried along to the sound of drums, and mourners dressed in black with the most flamboyant hats followed behind –... Read more

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8 April 2024

Bath Nightstop Daystop 2023 Impact Report

We’ve recently released the 2023 Impact Report for our Bath Nightstop and Daystop services.

Nightstop provides emergency, temporary accommodation for young people in the homes of local volunteer hosts. The service works directly with young people aged 18-25 who are at risk of becoming homeless. Our Daystop room offers a safe place for young... Read more

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27 March 2024

Bridging Generations: A Heartwarming Connection Between Humpty Dumpty Nursery and Penn Court Residents

Community is at the heart of what we do at YMCA Brunel Group. Our nursery staff are excellent at embedding our values in the children’s learning. Our nursery in Calne, Humpty Dumpty, perfectly demonstrates a commitment to community engagement, compassionate... Read more

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