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Sunday 7th April – Day 34

World Health Day World Health Day’s message is simple – giving people access to healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship.  At the YMCA. we believe everybody should have the opportunity to lead ...

Sunday 31st March – Day 33

Mothering Sunday How are you planning to show your appreciation for your Mum and all she’s done for you over the past year?  Maybe you like to honour another special female in your life too; a step-mum, carer,...

Wednesday 20th March – Day 32

Street Sleep – making a lifetime’s difference for vulnerable young people On Friday March 15th, in Southampton Guildhall Square, 70 participants and 20 volunteers came together, giving up the comfort of their...

Thursday 31st January – Day 31

Young Carers Awareness Day   Today is Young Carers Awareness Day, a very important day for us, as here at YMCA, we are proud to run the largest young carers festival at our Fairthorne Manor site ev...

Tuesday 29th January – Day 29

Bridging the Generation Gap Children from our YMCA Nursery in Andover and elderly residents of a nearby residential home for people for dementia are connecting and enjoying spending quality time together. P...

Wednesday 30th January – Day 30

Bonjour National Croissant Day! A day in honour of the flaky buttery pastry? Yes! Join us today in celebrating National Croissant day, whether it’s served warm or cold, just take a moment to enjoy. Legen...

Monday 28th January – Day 28

Messy play means fun play! Does the thought of messy play at home, getting the paints, glue, feathers, glitter and gloop out fill you with dread? An activity with your child that sounds fun, but the reality is...

Saturday 26th January – Day 26

National Storytelling Week “Once upon a time” … “a long, long time ago”…  “it was a dark and stormy night”… How do you begin your stories? At YMCA we love a good story -whether that’s shared with the childre...

Sunday 27th January – Day 27

Take what you need; add what you can ... At the YMCA, one of our aims is to help the communities we operate in to live happy, healthy lives. Last November, after recognising a need, YMCA Portsea launched a Com...

Friday 25th January – Day 25

Whale Island Deployment and Walice Whale Island Nursery is a unique YMCA branch – it is situated on a Naval Base and most children who attend the nursery have parents who are in the Navy. For many child...