Blog

Tuesday 8th January – Day 8

Bear Hunting in Newport - Splash Splosh! “We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared”. Children at all our nurseries enjoy splashing and sploshing o...

Monday 7th January – Day 7

YMCA Street Sleep – Sleep outside with us for one night to make a lifetime’s difference for vulnerable young people A safe place to live; good health; support from a loving family. Things that we might all ta...

Sunday 6th January – Day 6

Have you met Walice? We’ve named our blog “Walice’s 60 Days of Positivity”, but some of you may be wondering who he is? Walice the Fox loved his school trip to Fairthorne Manor so much that he decided to stay!...

Saturday January 5th – Day 5

Twelfth Night Have you taken down all your tinsel, baubles or other festive ornaments? If not, then folklore says that they should stay up all year! But don’t worry, it’s only 354 days until Christmas Day agai...

Friday 4th January – Day 4

Celebrating National Spaghetti Day the YMCA Way! It’s become one of the nation’s favourite foods – up there with fish and chips, chicken Tikka or a Sunday roast. Created thousands of years ago, spaghetti is t...

Thursday 3rd January 2019 – Day 3

Sharing New Year Resolutions Have you made a New Year’s Resolution? Perhaps it’s to pursue your dream or developing a positive habit; possibly spending more time with your family, changing a habit, volunteeri...

Wednesday 2nd January – Day 2

New Year Reflections from our CEO Chris Hand The Long Hot Summer of 2018 Everyone old enough, and I was 13, remembers 1976 as the “Long Hot Summer” and if you are from Southampton, for the moment when Bobby ...

Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Day 1

Happy New Year from the YMCA! It’s out with the old and in with new as we wave goodbye to 2018 and say hello to 2019. Happy New Year to you all from our YMCA family! We wish you the very best for the next 12 ...
Peter C

Bonjour from Tahiti Nui – part 2

Peter Cooper, our Children’s Work Director, is currently on a year long world wide trip with his family. Here he writes about his experiences so far. I left you last half way through our time in Tahiti.  The ...
Peter C

Bonjour from Tahiti Nui

Peter Cooper, our Children's Work Director, is currently on a year long world wide trip with his family. Here he writes about his experiences so far. For our last weekend in the UK we threw ourselves fully in...