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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 […]

Success as YMCA and Radio Wave take on the 3 Peaks Challenge

On Saturday 8th September, 14 YMCA staff alongside Scott and Holly from Radio Wave took on the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 24 hours to raise funds for our Changing Young Lives Appeal. Our team of staff from YMCA Thornton, YMCA Housing, YMCA Lakeside and Central support trained hard to prepare to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours.

The team walked 23 miles (37km), climbing 3064 metres and driving 462 miles within 24 hours. A massive well done to everyone involved as this was a mammoth challenge and all participants were pushed to their physical limit […]