News

10 October 2023

Daystop Drop-ins in Midsomer Norton

Our Daystop team have put together new drop-in sessions, taking place at the Midsomer Norton library every Tuesday from 9:30am. Anyone aged 16-25 is welcome.

Our trained support workers can help with issues relating to Housing inc. emergency accommodation, Benefits, Employment, Education & Training, Mediation, Counselling and anything else you would like to discuss. Feel free to drop by on Tuesdays, or email daystop@ymca-bg.org for... Read more

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28 September 2023

Little Shoots Open Day and Fundraiser

The amazing staff at Little Shoots Nursery in Trowbridge organised an end of summer Fundraising and Open Day! 

It was truly great to see so many families in the Trowbridge community who came to support the nursery. Everyone had a fantastic time – the staff laid out a range of creative and fun activities for the children. They... Read more

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The amazing staff at Little Shoots Nursery in Trowbridge

15 September 2023

Baby Bags from the Wells WI

Carol Plenty (Adult Services Manager) has been working with the local WI in Wells to make baby bags for some of our residents.

A few ladies at the WI handmade 11 bags for residents throughout our housing projects. Almost everything in the bags is handmade, and the bags themselves are hand-painted. The bags include a knitted blanket, knitted clothes and toys, and some... Read more

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Baby Bags from the Wells WI

16 August 2023

YMCA @ the Dojo

We have partnered with Baby Check Bath, a neighbouring charity, to build a stronger health and wellbeing community in the local area.

YMCA Bath Gym is excited to expand its wellbeing program into a new space! The Dojo is a beautiful, tranquil and restorative space located just off Walcot Street in The Stoneyard. Baby Check Bath is a charity run out of... Read more

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YMCA @ the Dojo

10 August 2023

Sarah Wilson – Nightstop & Daystop Project Lead

How long have you worked for YMCA Brunel Group?

I’ve worked here for almost five years now. What attracted you to the role/how did you become involved with the YMCA?   I’d had a lot of interaction with Maggie King and my predecessor here through my previous role working with... Read more

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Sarah Wilson – Nightstop & Daystop Project Lead

7 August 2023

Young Person’s Gym at YMCA Bath

Our Health and Wellbeing team at YMCA Bath Gym have been working on a new project for young people.

We now have a special young person’s membership for those aged 11-15. We are really excited to be offering this program. Our gym can be a safe, welcoming space for young people to socialise and improve their physical and mental... Read more

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Young Person’s Gym at YMCA Bath

4 August 2023

Youth Investment Fund for Frome Youth and Community Centre

The Frome Youth Community Centre has been awarded youth investment funding that will bring a substantial renovation to the centre and provide an increase of staffing to offer more activities to young people in Frome.

The funding was awarded following a rigorous application process that demonstrated the potential impact of the renovation on the local community. The YMCA Brunel Group team worked with young people and community members to identify the most pressing needs and develop... Read more

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31 July 2023

Community Pollinator Garden – YMCA Bath + Roots Allotments

Thanks to the Bee Bold awards from West of England Combine Authority, YMCA Brunel Group has been granted funding to create two pollinator gardens in our disused outdoor spaces in both Bath and Bristol.

In YMCA Bath, we have teamed up with Roots Allotments who has been amazing in helping us clean up the space and start planting! We spent all of last Friday digging, clearing, pruning, and planting to lay the groundwork for... Read more

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26 July 2023

Lucy Evans wins Children’s Worker of the Year!

Our very own Lucy Evans at Street Foyer has been awarded Children’s Worker of the Year by the Somerset Council’s Annual Achievement Awards!

We are so incredibly proud of Lucy and immensely thankful for the amazing work she has been doing with young people at Street Foyer. Lucy was nominated by a young person who had quite a difficult journey through our service.... Read more

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25 July 2023

The Big Give

We are participating in The Big Give this year to raise funds to support the survival of our youth clubs.

Our goal is to raise £5,000 during the week-long event. We need your match funding pledges to get started!

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