Real Y:Active Member Stories Archives | Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active

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 […]

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 […]

Success at the Radio Wave Lifestyle & Culture Awards

The Radio Wave Culture and Lifestyle Awards returned  in 2018 to the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens on Friday 8th June.
Spa on the Breck were victorious on the night in the Health and Fitness category and would like to thank you all for voting and making this achievement possible
The Awards celebrate the people’s choice of favourite Fylde Coast businesses and are nominated by you and then voted for by you, which makes our achievement extra special.

Thank you once again for your continued support. We couldn’t have done it without you […]

YMCA Fylde Coast Celebrate Success at Fylde Sports Awards

YMCA Fylde Coast were honoured on Friday 10th November to be awarded Active Workplace of the Year at the Fylde Council Sports Awards. The honour continued as our Y: Women Can team also received an award for Contribution to Women’s Participation!

Michael Harrison, Senior Marketing Manager said, “We are truly thankful to Fylde Council for recognising our work and to all the staff, volunteers, partners, businesses and members of our local communities who made this possible. We couldn’t have done it without you. Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. It was wonderful to see […]