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Charity Fun Triathlon – In Support of Scarlett McCracken

16.03.2015
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In 2010, the then 5 year old Scarlett McCracken was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Scarlett underwent surgery to remove the tumour and the doctors were able to remove most of it. Unfortunately, not all of the tumour could be removed and as a result Scarlett was left blind in her right eye and with only 20% vision in her left eye. Over the last few years the sight in Scarlett’s left eye has worsened to the point she now only has tunnel vision. We are helping raise funds for Scarlett to receive potentially life changing treatment in America […]

Climb Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief

27.02.2015
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Can you get to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro? Take on our fitness challenges throughout March and run, cycle, row and step the 5895m to the top… All in aid of Comic Relief!

About Comic Relief

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Comic Relief brings the entire nation together to raise cash and change lives. As of the Red Nose Day appeal in 2013, the charity has raised a total of £950 million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at […]

Pennies for Pippa – Classathon this Saturday 21st February

Pennies for Pippa

In 2013, 18 month old Pippa Cole was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. Since being diagnosed, the brave little girl has undergone several operations and been through intense chemotherapy. Sadly the tumours keep returning and so we are helping to raise funds so she can travel to America for life saving Proton Beam Therapy.

To help raise the much needed funds to send Pippa to America, YMCA Poulton will be hosting a classathon on Saturday 21st February.

We’ve got 6 back to back classes planned for the classathon, starting at 8.30am and […]

Fylde’s First Wave of Rookie Lifeguards

2.02.2015
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YMCA St Annes Pool Rookies receive certificates

Fylde’s first wave of young Rookie Lifeguards were awarded their bronze certificates and lifeguard whistles at YMCA St Annes Pool & Gym, marking their achievements in learning to save lives in and out of the water.

25 youngsters aged 8 to 14, have been attending the Rookie Programme each week since its launch at the centre in November. The Rookie Lifeguard Programme encourages young swimmers to improve their swimming ability while teaching them the skills, understanding and confidence needed to save the lives of others in and out of the water.

Awarded through the Royal Life Saving […]

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