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Bonjour from Tahiti Nui

Peter Cooper, our Children's Work Director, is currently on a year long world wide trip with his family. Here he writes about his experiences so far. For our last weekend in the UK we threw ourselves fully in...

A message from Chris – Young Carers Festival 2018

“Why not give up a weekend and graft in the dining room, help serve and clear away after 1,500 young carers and their leaders”? The question I asked my family about five years ago.  A rather more enthusiastic...

Being in the Crowd

YMCA Fairthorne Group CEO, Chris Hand, writes about his Directorship at the YMCA and the changes to staff conferences over the past 21 years. In the autumn of 1997 I was appointed as the Director of YMCA Fai...

A message from Chris – Birthday fun in the sun

YMCA Fairthorne Group CEO, Chris Hand, writes about his recent travels and time reminiscing with old friends.  What do you want for your Birthday this Year? – How about one in the summer for a chan...

Thursday 1st March

Today is our 60th and final day of this campaign. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved - we have been truly overwhelm, proud and extremely privileged to be part of...

Wednesday 28th February

We mentioned it yesterday so we thought we would tell you more about it today! In September of this year 21 brave staff members (...did I say brave I meant crazy) are taking on the National 3 Peaks Challenge ...

Tuesday 27th February

Doing a personal challenge for yourself is a fantastic idea and achievement once completed, but when you do it on behalf of someone else it is so much more special. Today we would like to introduce you to Ros...

Monday 26th February

Thursday night might just be a normal week night to you and me but for some it is the highlight of their week! Currently running at Pylands Wood Community Centre in Bursledon, but will shortly be moving to YM...

Sunday 25th February

With only 5 days to go of our 60 Days of Positivity Campaign, we cannot believe how many wonderful stories and pieces of information we have been able to share with you since the 1st January 2018. So now, we ...