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Oli’s Manchester Marathon Masterclass

Oli's Manchester Marathon
Oli Clegg, our centre supervisor at YMCA Poulton completed the Manchester Marathon in just over 4.5 hours and raised more than £2,500 for Mind Mental Health Charity. Read Oli’s blog below!

Running a marathon is a significant achievement for any athlete. It requires discipline, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to the training process. However, the rewards of completing such an accomplishment are immeasurable, and it’s a journey worth embarking on. My sister and I recently took on this challenge, and the experience was nothing short of extraordinary. 

Our journey began when Harriet […]

Fylde Coast YMCA x Dunelm

Pass it on with Purpose
Fylde Coast YMCA are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Pass it on with Purpose’ in partnership with Dunelm

The Pass it on with Purpose home to home scheme, allows those in the North West to drop their new or used homeware items at a range of 18 stores, with Fylde Coast YMCA partnered with Dunelm Blackpool on Squires Gate Lane.

Dunelm customers are encouraged to pass on their pre-loved kitchen and homeware items for redistribution across local charities. This waste reducing scheme ensures items don’t get binned and are instead welcomed with open […]

Jasmine’s Successful Progression to Independent Living

Jasmine, formerly of Harbour House, Lytham, has made the successful move from supported housing to independent living.

YMCA Harbour House is one of our supported housing services that provides our young people with a safe and stable living environment, as well as the support they need to develop important skills for later life, preparing them for a successful future.

Jasmine now has her own tenancy at one of our independent living spaces, Victoria Road. The facility contains five, one bedroom purpose built apartments for 18-25 year olds who are in work or apprenticeship. This is […]

Charity Spin Raises over £1300

February saw the annual charity spin sessions, hosted by Dave Sweetman at YMCA Garstang

Last month over £1300 was raised in aid of Garstang First Responders and Garstang Christmas Lights, with £1000 and £300 going to each charity respectively.

The spin compromises of a 90 minute session with each rider paying £25 for their bike. With an amazing response, the bikes sold out instantly and another 90 minute session was organised straight after. In total, 40 bikes were sold, with riders (and non-riders) donating extra cash towards the cause.

Dave Sweetman, general manager at YMCA […]

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