Nov


21

“Everyone in life needs guidance”

Daniel Wilson, 39, is a Housing Officer at YMCA Wimbledon and  an integral part of the team supporting residents. Once a resident himself, back in 1997, he knows the place inside out and has been working in the housing team for 13 years.

Nov


14

Celebrating the World Week of Prayer

We’re celebrating the World Week of Prayer, the theme of which is Stand up, Speak Up where people across YMCAs and YWCAs across the globe are invited to reflect on their voices, individually and collectively, as they speak out against evil and oppression.  Each day at YMCA Wimbledon, YMCA Surbiton and YMCA Walthamstow we will…

Nov


14

Martial arts is more than just punches and kicks

Steve Payne has been teaching martial arts at YMCA Walthamstow and in the surrounding communities for over 25 years and has been an inspiration in many young people’s lives. His ethos is to not only teach martial arts skills in Karate, Jiujitsu and Kickboxing but also to build up confidence, tackle stress and teach youngsters…

Nov


10

Equine therapy in Richmond Park for our residents

Residents from YMCA Wimbledon and YMCA Surbiton visited Holly Lodge stables in Richmond Park, Surrey yesterday to meet the staff and beautiful horses at Operation Centaur ahead of their equine therapy course. This is an organisation which has been set up to show how humans and horses can work together across areas such as heritage, conservation,…

Nov


9

Christmas Activities

November 6, 2017 We have lots of fun activities over the Christmas period for children and adults to enjoy! On the 1st of December YMCA White House will be celebrating the start of Advent with Christmas tree decoration, launching their new youth centre and switching on their Christmas lights! The community are going to be decorating their…

Nov


8

Celebrating the success of our residents football team

Our residents football team is made up of around 35 residents at YMCA Walthamstow (formerly YMCA East London). It’s a great way to keep fit and make friends: ‘Playing with the residents football team helps me to remain calm and focused when feeling lonely and anxious,’ says Awet.

Oct


20

Kingston Samaritans supporting our residents

We’re working with Kingston Samaritans to support YMCA Surbiton hostel residents. Two volunteers from Kingston Samaritans will be at the hostel reception every Tuesday from 7.30pm and 9.30pm to offer a listening ear.

Oct


17

Two new youth clubs in Kingston

YMCA London South West is taking over the management of two youth clubs in Kingston on Wednesday 1 November: YMCA Dickerage Lane and Kingsnympton Youth Club, which will be sub-contracted to Kingston-based Christian youth charity Oxygen. We’ll be working closely with Achieving for Children to ensure that the facilities can continue to meet local need…