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Meet Joe – YMCA Thornton’s Award Winning Sports Camp Assistant

Here’s a short video of one of our Sport Camp assistants, Joe, talking about his experience during the summer at YMCA Camp Potawotami over in the United States. Joe talks about how the leadership and various other skills he developed here at the YMCA Fylde Coast helped him to be a success at YMCA Potawotami. Joe also tells us about how he felt when the camp recognised his fantastic contribution by awarding him ‘Male Camp Counselor of 2019’.

We cannot wait to have Joe back at YMCA Thornton assisting with the Sport Camps! He will be helping to deliver […]

A Huge Thank You from Y: Festival

The sudden rain and downpour did not dampen the spirits of people attending Y:Festival at the weekend. Y:Festival was organised by the YMCA at their Seafield Road venue in Lytham.

The free entry event and family fun day was packed with a host of free activities and a mix of local culture. The community certainly came together, and it was great see everyone get moving and really enjoy themselves!

2019 is the YMCA’s landmark 175th anniversary year. Founded in 1844, the YMCA has become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement. The YMCA is now operating […]

Leisure Investment a Boost for YMCA Garstang Leisure Centres


YMCA Garstang Leisure Centres on Windsor Road and Oak Road are excited with the continuing investments and improvements to the facilities.

Wyre Council’s Cabinet approved a £65k investment to the centres which has included a newly refurbished foyer and reception area at YMCA Garstang swimming pool and 25 new spinning bikes at YMCA Garstang Leisure Centre. This is the latest investment that the partnership between YMCA and Wyre Council has delivered. The centres received a make-over in recent years including complete refurbishments to changing rooms at both centres and to the fitness suite at YMCA Garstang […]

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 […]

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