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Join the 2.6 Challenge with YMCA Fylde Coast

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should […]

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 […]