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James’ Story

Since the death of his mother when he was only 10 years old, James was living in a rented flat with just him and his father.

When James was 19, his father too passed away. At a young age, James was suddenly faced with rent responsibility and learning to live on his own. Struggling with speech and language difficulties and undiagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder, James came... Read more

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Staff induction day!

Today we hosted our first in person staff induction day since Covid.

Seventeen staff came together to learn about the YMCA past and present and the size and scale of the work our own YMCA does over 56 sites. We explored the values of the organisation and spent time thinking about how... Read more

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Nursery Jubilee Celebrations

Across our Brunel Group Nurseries, staff and children celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee in style, with crafts, games, and food.

We are incredibly proud of our staff who really go that extra mile to provide children with wonderful opportunities to engage in new and creative themes. We pride ourselves on offering a home-from-home experience that makes children feel comfortable and... Read more

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YMCA Yoga Holiday to Sri Lanka

In April 22 the Health & Wellbeing team ran our second yoga holiday in Sri Lanka staying in Hikkaduwa with members and friends Glenda and Peter Botes who run a boutique hotel there.

In total 21 people went on the trip and enjoyed 7 days of sunshine and yoga – with daily classes morning and evening. Daytimes were free to explore other activities and the group split off and went on a host... Read more

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YMCA Yoga holiday group dinner in Sri Lanka

Composting fun!

At our Hillside supported housing project we have just installed a composting bin.

Staff have been working with the residents and Support Worker Andy says: “We’ve been learning how we can become more environmentally friendly and installing a composting bin is a great start to our plans for putting in some raised veg... Read more

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Thank You Paul King

Team Bath Athletic Club’s senior endurance running coach Paul King likes to lead by example.

Paul was inspired to raise funds for people impacted by the war in Ukraine. He is a valued member of our gym at the YMCA in Bath and decided to use his endurance to support people in Ukraine. ‘’I set... Read more

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Paul King, gym member raising money for YMCA

Hope Rise in the news

We are thrilled to be mentioned in this article from the Big Issue

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