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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

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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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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Let’s talk about… Counselling…

In the summer of 2021, our Nightstop project was fortunate enough to get the go ahead to set up a counselling service for the young people we are working with here.

Our counsellor started working with us in June and since then has seen a total of eleven young people, seven of which have benefitted from an average of 12 sessions each. Why counselling? Since the start of the pandemic at... Read more

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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

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

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

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

Innovative Sustainability at Christopher House

Residents of Christopher House in Yeovil have been getting extra creative with their sustainability.

We love to encourage thinking outside of the box, and these projects certainly demonstrate creative concepts! Residents have been upcycling a range of materials, from energy drink cans to…toilets! And making some pretty cool, unique stuff with them too! One... Read more

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