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Wyre and Fylde Together

We’re delighted to announce that we will be part of this amazing effort to support vulnerable people in our community throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For more information on the project or to register for help,

If you are a resident in Fylde

www.fylde.gov.uk/communitysupport, email helpneeded@fylde.gov.uk or call 01253 658448 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm)

If you are resident in Wyre

visit www.wyre.gov.uk/together or call 01253 891000 and select option 7.

These services are for the most vulnerable in our community. If you are […]

#IAMWHOLE Mental Health Campaign

#IAMWHOLE at YMCA Fylde Coast

Here at YMCA we believe mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why we are proud ambassadors of the #IAMWHOLE campaign.

The #IAMWHOLE campaign aims to encourage young people to challenge and stand up against harmful language that often gets brushed off as banter and the negative stigma surrounding mental health. We know it’s not easy, but we want to encourage people to speak up and seek help.

Mental health difficulties can cost young people their education and employment prospects. Difficulties are common amongst young people […]

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 […]