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Monday 14th January – Walice: The YMCA’s Superhero!

Who is Walice?  He’s our friendly fox mascot and the YMCA’s superhero. But don’t just take our word for it – we asked some of our youngest Nursery members who Walice is and what he does … https://www.youtube...

Tuesday 15th January – Day 15

YMCA Fairthorne Manor: “Where the wild things are!" “If you go down in the woods today         You're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today You'd better go in disguise!” …..     ...

Sunday 13th January – Day 13

Bringing happy, healthy lives across Hampshire At the YMCA, we get alongside people in their local community to identify and establish places and programmes that help everyone thrive.  Whether early years, co...

Saturday 12th January – Day 12

Basingstoke Football Team – Empowering young people It’s the weekend at last! What do you like to do to relax after a long week? For many it’s watching a game of football whether that be a local team, shivering...

Friday 11th January – Day 11

National Step in a Puddle and Splash your Friends Day ! Here at YMCA Fairthorne we pride ourselves in having fun whatever the weather. Come rain or shine we encourage everyone to make the most of their surr...

Thursday 10th January – Day 10

30 Days Wild – Babies in the Wood At YMCA we love to embrace the outdoors at every opportunity, especially at our Daycamps, nurseries and pre-schools. You’ll find us outdoors enjoying the fresh air in all weath...

Wednesday 9th January – Day 9

Corporate Volunteering – Helping us along the way At YMCA Fairthorne Manor we are blessed with a large 85+ acre site that gives our community the space and freedom to explore. Maintaining these stunning groun...

Tuesday 8th January – Day 8

Bear Hunting in Newport - Splash Splosh! “We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared”. Children at all our nurseries enjoy splashing and sploshing o...

Monday 7th January – Day 7

YMCA Street Sleep – Sleep outside with us for one night to make a lifetime’s difference for vulnerable young people A safe place to live; good health; support from a loving family. Things that we might all ta...

Sunday 6th January – Day 6

Have you met Walice? We’ve named our blog “Walice’s 60 Days of Positivity”, but some of you may be wondering who he is? Walice the Fox loved his school trip to Fairthorne Manor so much that he decided to stay!...