5 March 2024

Graduates of Level Two Gym Instructor Qualification

We are extremely proud and excited to celebrate the recent graduates of the Level Two Gym Instructor qualification program here at the YMCA Gym in Bath.

These individuals have shown dedication and determination, completing their training through the YMCA Health and Wellbeing Centre under the guidance of manager Simon. Commencing in the autumn of 2023, the course demanded rigorous effort from its participants. Theory exams, practical... Read more

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1 March 2024

Happy Birthday to the Bristol Wing!

Today marks one year since we reopened our doors to guests at The Bristol Wing! It has been quite a year, but we wouldn’t change a thing.

A quick overview of The Bristol Wing: We opened as a commercial hostel with a social purpose in 2016. During this time, we were also running The Kitchen as well as providing supporting housing to young people in 9 of... Read more

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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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