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Tuesday 2nd July – Day 38

Helping Young Carers get ‘Fit for the Future’ at YCF2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddEXfFB6dwg Over the weekend of 28th-30th June, the annual Young Carers’ Festival (YCF) returned to YMCA Fairthorne M...

Wednesday 5th June – Day 36

National Volunteers Week 1st-7th June "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill As it's National Volunteer Week we’re keen to celebrate this by thanking the vo...

Wednesday 15th May – Day 35

International Day of Families We think families deserve be celebrated every day, not just on May 15th! Life is so hectic these days that it can be difficult to just spend time with your family. Imagine if w...

Sunday 7th April – Day 34

World Health Day World Health Day’s message is simple – giving people access to healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship.  At the YMCA. we believe everybody should have the opportunity to lead ...

Sunday 31st March – Day 33

Mothering Sunday How are you planning to show your appreciation for your Mum and all she’s done for you over the past year?  Maybe you like to honour another special female in your life too; a step-mum, carer,...

Wednesday 20th March – Day 32

Street Sleep – making a lifetime’s difference for vulnerable young people On Friday March 15th, in Southampton Guildhall Square, 70 participants and 20 volunteers came together, giving up the comfort of their...

Thursday 31st January – Day 31

Young Carers Awareness Day   Today is Young Carers Awareness Day, a very important day for us, as here at YMCA, we are proud to run the largest young carers festival at our Fairthorne Manor site ev...

Tuesday 29th January – Day 29

Bridging the Generation Gap Children from our YMCA Nursery in Andover and elderly residents of a nearby residential home for people for dementia are connecting and enjoying spending quality time together. P...

Wednesday 30th January – Day 30

Bonjour National Croissant Day! A day in honour of the flaky buttery pastry? Yes! Join us today in celebrating National Croissant day, whether it’s served warm or cold, just take a moment to enjoy. Legen...