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Thursday 11th January

Charitable work - a lot of people don’t realise that the YMCA is in fact a charity. Here at YMCA Fairthorne Group we support people both here in Hampshire and abroad through Y Care International who are the i...

Wednesday 10th January

Hi Everyone Me again! How many times do you come in from work and groan to yourself….the children are hungry and want feeding NOW….the dog is around your feet….you haven’t even had time to take off your coat ...

Tuesday 9th January

YMCA Fairthorne Group is a local community charity and when our local community is in need, we are here to help! Recently the Isle of Wight Age UK were looking for a new location to launch a Men in Sheds grou...

Monday 8th January

Based at our beautiful outdoor activity centre, Fairthorne Manor, we have a truly spectacular public family campsite ready for everyone to explore. But what we wanted to share today was the fact that, through...

Sunday 7th January

One of our biggest pieces of charity work is our Young Carers Festival which happens every year in the summer. It is one of the most truly humbling experiences you could ever encounter, and we have the privil...

Saturday 6th January 2018

Have you met our friend Walice? He is a bit of a celebrity around here; story has it that: 'Walice the Fox loved his school trip to Fairthorne Manor so much that he decided to stay! He has been busy tryin...

Friday 5th January

Still with us?? Excellent, today we would like to do a big plug for our Housing Services, who are probably our biggest unsung heroes, working round the clock, 365 days a year, to support vulnerable young adul...

Thursday 4th January 2018

Today is National Trivia Day (we know, there is a national day for everything isn’t there?!) but getting into the spirit of embracing fun and interesting facts, here are 5 pieces of YMCA trivia for you: #g...

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Yesterday we shared our New Years resolution with you. We are sure you have all made a few too, so here is a little help from us to you. If your resolutions were to eat more healthily, then look no further; w...

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Our new years resolution is to shout about the work that we do as we are so proud of it – but regardless of whether you are new to us or old and have seen it all before, there is probably at least one thing i...