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Marketing visit two of our nurseries

The Marketing department (Sarah and Trish)  went on a tour of two of our nurseries today and visited YMCA Little Ducklings at Lyneham

Based in two ex officer MOD houses; and YMCA Redland Nursery in Chippenham – where we learnt about the curiosity approach to working with children. In both settings we met the staff teams and managers and were blown away by... Read more

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Donations Box in Wells Cathedral

A significant focus of YMCA work in the UK is with young people who need support, guidance and a place to meet people or just hang out.

We support those who are at risk of homelessness and maybe have not had stability or opportunities others are fortunate enough to take for granted. At YMCA Brunel Group we extend this support and help around housing beyond young people,... Read more

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New Glastonbury project coming together

Lots of work has been going on at our new Glastonbury supported housing project as we start to get it ready for opening and welcoming in our first young people.

Contractors have been on site and things are moving forward. Staff have been making it feel homely in the main lounge; they have also created an art space and a book and games library. The staff involved are so excited... Read more

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arthurs house in glastonbury

Fly with us at Bath City Hostel

As part of our project to update the outdoor area, we have commissioned local artist Alice Mary to paint us some interactive wings.

We love the outcome and hope you do to! Alice Mary did a great job of using YMCA colours and incorporating our values into the mural. Come have a look  for yourself, take a photo and tag us on instagram... Read more

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artist at work on wings mural at bath hostel

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

DJ in the making

In Frome, we have a lovely local man called Jeremy Wescott who has a radio show called Wescott’s world with Frome FM.

He also donates generous amounts of items to support our young people that he has been donated himself from the local community and further afield. He is a big part of the Frome community. Ryan, one of the young people... Read more

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Thanks to Iceland and Hunts Food Service in Yeovil

A special thanks to our local Hunts Food Service and Iceland in Yeovil for their support and wonderful food donations to help us celebrate the Christmas period and New Year!

We were able to lay spreads of buffet food and provide our young people across our Yeovil Cluster and Core projects with a delicious Turkey dinner, along with all the trimmings AND a selection of puddings to choose from for those with a sweeter tooth! We really appreciate donations and... Read more

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