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22 February 2024

Health and Wellbeing meets Supported Housing

Each year, the YMCA Bath Gym organise a Christmas Party, where members and staff come together to celebrate with a pub quiz, a raffle, and a great time.

With approximately 100 attendees, the event proved to be an excellent fundraising opportunity for the wider charity. Funds raised from the party totalled just over £900. Determined to make a meaningful impact, the gym team worked with Marketing & Fundraising... Read more

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13 February 2024

How we do Youth Work: Empowering Futures and Building Communities

YMCA Brunel Group Youth Workers Ali and Natalie’s recently attained their Level 3 Qualification in Youth Work, a significant milestone in their careers and a well-earned achievement!

Youth work is big part of what we do to help young people belong, contribute and thrive, and it is staff like Natalie and Ali who make our programs stand out. Our YMCA Brunel Group values underpin all of our... Read more

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31 January 2024

Christmas in Adult Services 2023

As always Christmas has been amazing! 

We really are truly blessed. Somerset WI delivered over 180 shoe boxes filled with love which were given to every resident in Adult Services as well as our 16+ housing projects. The boxes have lots of goodies in them and... Read more

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24 January 2024

The Curiosity Approach

Creativity in the YMCA Nurseries

In various locations across Wiltshire, our eight nurseries stand as vibrant hubs of creativity, providing not just childcare but also invaluable family support. We believe in creating truly magical experiences and memories for the children. Our dedicated staff members have... Read more

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8 January 2024

Chester visits Arthur’s House

Last week, there was a very special visit to our supported housing project in Glastonbury, Arthur's House.

“Chester’s owner volunteers for an organisation called Pets as Therapy. We applied a few months ago to have a visit from a dog and we were matched with Chester. Chester was very friendly and gentle with the young people and... Read more

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5 January 2024

YMCA Brunel Group Art Show – Help us provide a first place prize

Every young person we have worked with this year, whether that be through our youth work or our supported housing, has undergone a journey of growth and resilience.

JustGiving Link: YMCA Brunel Group Art Show – Help us provide a first place prize – JustGiving We hope to showcase the incredible development of these young people with a Juried Art Exhibition. We have asked young people from various... Read more

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3 January 2024

Christmas in Supported Housing

Every year, each of our projects works extra hard to bring about a unique Christmas experience to our service users.

Our supported housing teams have worked with residents and local communities to produce festive decorations and gifts. Hillside House, which works with under 18’s in Yeovil, was lovingly decorated by staff and residents. Everyone said a bittersweet farewell to Chloe... Read more

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3 December 2023

A Magical Journey: Narnia-Themed Yoga Event Raises £715 for YMCA Brunel Group

Every year, our lovely Trish organises the Narnia retreat, which is a day-long festive yoga event that aims to raise money for our charitable work.

Trish is a yoga instructor at YMCA Bath but she is also the Director of Communication and Strategy for YMCA Brunel Group – she is committed to spreading the word about our charitable work and bringing the community together. This... Read more

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