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Celebrating 175 Years of the YMCA

In 2019, YMCA’s landmark 175th anniversary year, YMCA will return to London – it’s founding city -and create a
global opportunity to celebrate and harness the energy, creative vision and solution-focused approach of
young leaders.

‘YMCA175’ will be a unique four-day event at ExCeL London from 4 to 8 August 2019, connecting thousands of
inspiring young leaders from around the world to share their vision and personal experiences of social
transformation to shape a positive and sustainable future for the world. Our very own Young Leaders Sam Bates and Lauren Blane will representing YMCA Fylde Coast at […]

A letter from L’s mum about his YMCA Lakeside experience

In the months leading up to the residential L was very adamant that he didn’t want to go. It was only a week before you managed to encourage him to actually go, but in his words “he was going but wasn’t going to do all the activities he would just watch the others”. He did feel very anxious about going but the school had put him at ease and told him he wouldn’t have to do anything he didn’t want to.

Luke went on the residential and if I’m being honest I was expecting a […]

YMCA Fylde Coast celebrates record numbers on youth development scheme

Almost 200 young people from across the Fylde Coast helped to raise more than £10,000 for local charities in an epic summertime project.The NCS 2018 scheme, run by YMCA Fylde Coast, is a youth movement for teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.

The annual scheme took place over the summer with 195 young people volunteering an impressive total of 11,700 hours in their communities.They raised money for 20 local charities across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, including Trinity Hospice, The Rainbow Dream Charity, Brian House Children’s Hospice and […]

Success at Fylde Council Sports Awards 2018

A great night full of talent, dedication and commitment was on display at the Fylde Council Sports Awards on Thursday November 1st. The YMCA were privileged to obtain two awards on the night with our very own Chris Nay collecting the Coach of the Year award and in recognition of his service to the local community with over 35 years service to the YMCA, Dave Lean was awarded the Lifetime Achievement. Both winners will go on to represent Fylde at the county Lancashire Sports Awards on November 23rd at the Grand Hotel in Blackpool.

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