Walking Group Leader (Volunteer role)

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Based in: Merton and Kingston. Hours of Work: Flexible, however walking group leaders are asked to lead minimum one walk per month. Hourly salary: Unpaid role, however travel expenses are paid for. Experience and skills required: A love of being outdoors, enthusiasm, flexibility and community spirit are more important than being super-fit.

A Passion for Fitness

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As I come into the Gym Manager’s office at YMCA Wimbledon, Interim Fitness Manager David Bassett, who I have a 9.30 appointment with, is nowhere to be seen. 

Vibrant, lovely atmosphere at YMCA’s Family Fun Day

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The sun was shining and the atmosphere was buzzing at last Sunday’s Family Fun Day at YMCA Hawker. Families and residents from all over the Borough made a visit the North Kingston based YMCA, where they enjoyed lots of fun activities for children and parents alike. 

Running for a Healthy Community

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On Sunday 12th October, Richard James, CEO of YMCA London South West, will be warming up excitedly somewhere in the start field alongside nearly 16,000 other runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London. 

Wayne’s World

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Hidden away in the many hallways, corridors and rooms of the hostel in YMCA Surbiton, you can find the most unexpected things. One such hidden gem is Wayne, a resident – and a fully fledged artist. 

The Dragon by the River

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This Summer, 27 young people aged 13 to 17 have been taught leadership skills, team work and the a-z’s of Children’s work as a part of YMCA LSW’s Junior Leadership Programme. 

Report from Summer Camp

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This year’s Summer Camps at YMCA London South West are over, and what a summer it has been! Come rain or sun, children aged 4 to 11 have been playing outdoors and chilling indoors at our Summer Camps in Kingston (YMCA Hawker and Basement) and Merton (St. John Fisher RC Primary School). 

Try an organic food box scheme

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Apples, Avocados, Blueberries, Beetroot, Cherries, Cauliflower, Lemon and Lettuce – no, this is not a Sainsbury’s advert but rather a list of some of the fruits and vegetables currently on offer from the organic food scheme From The Ground Up (FGU) in Kingston. 

Y:Cube Mitcham

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The 36 unit Y:Cube development in Mitcham, south west London, is an innovative low cost housing initiative for single people in housing need.