24 March 2023

Amy’s Story – Young Carers over 18

My name is Amy and I am 18 years old. I live in Somerset and I am a Young Carer.

What is it like to be a young carer? Being a young carer is difficult physically and mentally. It’s especially hard when people don’t understand the challenges you go through on a daily basis. I have had to look after... Read more

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young carers need support over 18

6 March 2023

Yin Yoga Sundays

On the first Sunday of every month Trish hosts a special class in our YMCA Health & Wellbeing studio in Bath that includes an hour of Yin Yoga and then half an hour of guided meditation.

Yin yoga is a slower form of yoga where postures (asanas) are held for a longer period of time – normally floor based rather than standing. It incorporates principles of traditional Chinese medicine and meridian lines to open the flow... Read more

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yin yoga and guided meditation

3 March 2023

World Book Day

World Book Day was celebrated across our Wiltshire nurseries with great excitement.

Staff and children dressed up as the favourite characters. Everyone enjoyed a fantastic day of storytelling, books, and dress up! We hope to encourage a life-long love of reading in our young people, and what better way to share the... Read more

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Nursery staff dress up for world book day

2 March 2023

Bath Life Nomination

Members of our Bath Health & Wellbeing Centre will know how great our gym is – we pride ourselves on our down to earth community feel.

Our fitness team makes sure that each gym member is valued and given the support they need. We are so proud of the team and all of their hard work which has earned them a nomination in this year’s Bath... Read more

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Staff at YMCA Bath Gym

1 March 2023

The Bristol Wing Opens

After months and months of hard work, The Bristol Wing is officially OPEN.

On Friday, the 24th of February, The Bristol Wing opened its doors to staff and supporters to celebrate all of the hard work Dave (Bristol Wing Manager) and his excellent team have put in to prepare the hostel for opening... Read more

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Bluegrass Trio, Swine Vultures, play at the Bristol Wing opening

27 February 2023

Timsbury Pop-up Café

On Saturday 25th February Jacqui from our YMCA Timsbury site opened the doors of the centre with a pop up café.

Jacqui is renowned locally in Timsbury for her cakes and bakes and they are clearly in high demand as people turned up in huge numbers to pick their favourite slice, scone or try something new.  Many even took cakes home... Read more

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Pop-up cafe in timsbury with homemade cakes

20 February 2023

Bath Hostel Downstairs area

Our Bath Hostel has been getting some love recently with new floors and furniture in the reception area along with some lovely new additions to our outdoor area.

Adding a bit of newness can sometimes make all the difference. Back in December, we saw the removal of all of the old carpeting in our Bath hostel reception area. New flooring was put down to match the floors in... Read more

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YMCA Bath new reception area

20 February 2023

Nursery Staff Highlight, Keris Healey

We are so proud of our amazing staff and love to share the incredible work they are doing.

Here are some words from Keris Healey, manager of the Little Ducklings Nursery in Lyneham: I was looking for a new challenge in 2021 after having my little boy. I found the YMCA was recruiting and the moment I had... Read more

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Staff highlight Keris Healey

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