15 February 2023

Yoga workshops at the American Museum

We are excited to announce a new series of Yoga workshops in partnership with the American Museum and Gardens.

Looking for Bath yoga workshops? We are now in our third year of partnering with the American Museum in Bath as their health and wellbeing specialists. For the last two years we have run weekly yoga classes in their spectacular... Read more

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Yoga and meditation at the American Museum in Bath

17 January 2023

Christmas Meals at YMCA

YMCA Brunel Group provides accommodation for people experiencing homelessness and housing crisis, one of the main reasons for people becoming homeless is that they have experienced a breakdown in relationships with their family.

This means that over the Christmas period, a large proportion of our residents would not be spending time with their families. Thanks to the support of local organisations we were able to provide Christmas meals, presents and activities for our... Read more

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christmas dinner at YMCA Brunel Group

6 January 2023

Little Ducklings Community Larder

In the summer 2022, Little Ducklings Nursery in Lyneham was gifted a free shed from a parent.

Staff erected the shed at the front of the property and began to brainstorm the idea of opening it up to the community to be able to access things like clothes and books, all for free! Unfortunately, the initial plan... Read more

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community larder at little ducklings nursery

4 January 2023

Space Raft

Launching “Space RAFT" 🚀

Space Raft is an animated film made by the young people of YMCA Brunel Group’s Street Youth Club in partnership with Somerset Art Works. Inspired by artist Rory Pilgrim’s RAFTS project, this film was developed through a series of creative... Read more

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Space Raft youth club animation project

2 December 2022

Celebratory Carol Service

On Thursday, 1st December we celebrated YMCA Brunel Group with a Carol Service at Holy Trinity Church in Frome.

The carol service was a beautiful evening full of stories of all of our hard work and how our staff  at YMCA Brunel Group change lives and build strong communities. Supporters such as B&NES Council, Frome Pioneers, Somerset WI, and... Read more

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Christmas carol service

28 November 2022

Narnia themed yoga retreat

Every year for the last 7 years (other than the Covid year) two of our yoga teachers, Trish and Sarah run a Narnia themed yoga retreat at Barley Wood – a beautiful home and wedding venue owned by YMCA Dulverton Group in Wrington.

The stunning location sets the scene but so does the beautifully planned classes, food and treats. Attendees pay £75 for a ticket and bring a contribution to a pot luck lunch – which never fails to be anything other than... Read more

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sunset yoga at narnia yoga retreat

20 November 2022

Werkhouse at The Bristol Wing

Whilst we are still in the process of refurbishing the Wing, we were approached by Werkhouse in Bristol to see if we would be happy to take a group of young people in for a weekend whilst on a course with them

The Werkhouse course is specifically for young people who want to move into the creative industries and it gives them an amazing insight into the different areas and what to expect. As part of the weekend they are given a... Read more

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Wekhouse comes to stay - lounge area of the bristol wing

12 November 2022

Pre-loved clothes sale at Timsbury

We are keen to raise our profile in Timsbury with the locals as we have the most amazing facility there with a hall that can be rented out.

So in November we hosted a pre-loved clothes sale – where approximately 11 people hired a table and sold items from their wardrobes that they no longer wear or use. Jacqui had made a delicious range of enticing cakes and... Read more

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Pre-loved clothes sales at timsbury

18 October 2022

Bex runs the Bath Half

A huge congratulations to Bex from Health & Wellbeing. She completed the Bath Half in October in order to raise funds for YMCA Brunel Group, and what a success!

The Bath Half is an annual half marathon that starts and finishes in the Bath city centre. The total distance of the race is 21km, beginning in Queens Square and ending in Victoria Park. The 2022 Bath Half took place... Read more

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Fitness professional Bex runs bath half marathon to raise money

30 September 2022

A Farewell to our Bath Nursery

We are extremely saddened to announce that our lovely YMCA Bath nursery closed it’s doors for the last time at the end of July.

After 22 years looking after children in the heart of the city of Bath, we made the difficult decision to close due to the very low numbers of children. The nursery was championed by fantastic staff, notably Rosie, who was... Read more

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