Grace Harris House Prison Visit

The staff at GHH asked the residents what they would like to do to celebrate Christmas and they agreed that they would like to visit Shepton Mallet Prison (not the most conventional way to mark the festive season but this was their decision!) So in December, five residents and two staff had a very informative…



The WI at Chewton Mendip have been busy making baby bags…

The WI at Chewton Mendip have been busy making baby bags for new mums who are staying at our YMCA. The bags have all sorts of goodies inside them – from homemade blankets, mittens, clothes and toys to items like talc, also something for Mum as a treat. We are always so grateful to the…



Celebrating national bird day at our Bath nursery!

It is national bird day today and we are fortunate to be in the city centre and yet have a fantastic view from our nursery windows. The view outside is always a great talking point and today the children spotted flocks of birds in the sky, this led to us looking up birds in our…



YMCA Frome Foyer Christmas News

A Christmas trip out For our Christmas Trip several of our young people living in our supported housing project and also from the community who we are supporting to find accommodation, attended the newly opened Boulder Rooms here in Frome. The Boulder Rooms is a rock-climbing gym. The young people were climbing up boulders with…



Narnia Yoga retreat in a day!

Our Narnia themed yoga retreat in a day happened on Saturday December 4th – and it was its 5th year! Such a popular event that it sells out every year in the summer months, within a week of tickets being launched.  Everyone was so delighted to be able to meet up again at Barley Wood…



A different Glastonbury Festival!

This year staff and residents alike at Street and Frome Foyers were delighted to be part of St John’s Church in Glastonbury’s annual Christmas tree festival. Not only did residents enjoy decorating a YMCA Brunel Christmas tree, they were also proud to decorate Youth With A Future’s (YWAF) Christmas tree on their behalf. YWAF is…



Christmas Jumper Day

The YMCA Christopher House team are looking fabulously festive as they celebrate #christmasjumperday2021 – just one of the many ways they’ll be having festive fun this year.



Waitrose in Wells supports our local housing project.

We were thrilled to receive a £500 donation from Waitrose in Wells who have often supported our projects and worked closely with our Spencer House adult housing project locally. Here is a photo of Alisa Scott, Waitrose Community Lead, presenting us with the cheque.  This will make a huge difference to our residents and we…



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Somerset’s wonderful Women’s Institute (W.I.) have once again been working hard to give our residents some Christmas joy and we were absolutely delighted when 157 filled shoeboxes were delivered to our Mendip office earlier in the week. Carol Plenty, Adults Services Manager, will now take on the role of Chief Elf and deliver the boxes…



Bingo fundraiser!

The Tramways in Wells very kindly held a charity raffle at their bingo on Monday 22nd November. The night was a massive success and raised £308 towards the YMCA Christmas Appeal.  The raffle was amazing with 65 donated prizes from Wells Tesco, Tramways, YMCA staff and family friends and the bingo players themselves.  The Christmas…