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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...

Thursday 24th January – Day 24

The Minutes ... hours … seconds that make a difference. Whether you can give an hour, a day or a weekly commitment, the benefits of volunteering outweigh the donation of time. Here, at the YMCA, we see ever...

Wednesday 23rd January – Day 23

Newtown Pre-School – extended for bigger and better playtime! Children of all ages love to play and run around with their friends. Our thriving YMCA Newtown Pre-school at the heart of the local community has j...

Tuesday 22nd January – Day 22

Weston Library – the community gives back! Our YMCA Weston Community Library is located at the heart of the Weston Community, offering a wide range of services to local children and families. With everythin...