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Vic Heany’s Incredible Journey

One of our fully fledged YMCA’ers Vic Heaney will be 80 in July this year! In February 2020, Vic won a bronze medal at the English Indoor Rowing Championships at the Manchester Velodrome, after 6 weeks of training at his beloved YMCA Lytham.

Last December,Vic, who is partially sighted decided on an 80th birthday challenge. Being passionate about exercise, fitness and rowing, Vic decided he would enter the British Indoor Rowing Championships in December 2020 in the over-80 age category.

Vic knuckled down to start his rowing training at YMCA Lytham until he noticed that […]

YMCA Celebrate Success at Local Awards

Two great nights full of talent, dedication and commitment was on display at both the Wyre and Fylde Council Sports Awards this year. The YMCA were privileged to win two awards for Services to Underrepresented Groups at the Fylde Sports Awards in November and Community Project of the Year at the Wyre Sports Awards in October. Both winners will go on to represent Fylde and Wyre at the county Active Lancashire Sports Awards on November 22nd at the Dukenhalgh Hotel in Clayton le Moors.

Our fully deserved winners were followed by a highly commended award for […]

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 […]