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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...
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YMCA Fairthorne Group Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

YMCA Fairthorne Group has today published its Gender Pay Report for 2017.  Organisations with more than 250 employees are required to publish specific gender pay data by April 2018, as required by the UK Gove...

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 change! I didn’t...

YMCA Andover Community Art Project

CREATIVE volunteers showed off their talents in a community art project. Andover YMCA hosted an event at its centre in Dairy Road on Saturday 27th January with the aim to brighten up the reception of the new bu...

Wave of Festive Support for YMCA Nurseries

Kind-hearted individuals, organisations and local businesses helped children at Southampton’s YMCA nurseries to have a fantastic Christmas with a huge amount of toy donations that were generously donated by mem...

New Blog Launched

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. We are very excited to start 2018 with the announcement that we have launched of our new blog, and alongside it the start of our 60...

Launching 60 Days of Positivity

As the festive season rolls in, we're winding down for the holidays here at YMCA Fairthorne Group HQ, but we've got one last exciting announcement... As of the 1st January, we will be launching our brand new...
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Sleep Easy returns in 2018

Sleep rough so others don't have to.  We are once again holding our annual Sleep Easy fundraising event and for the first time it will be taking place over 2 locations. Volunteers in Southampton and Bas...

Playing outside is thirsty work

We are pleased to announce that from October 2017, all children attending YMCA nurseries and pre-schools across Southampton and the Isle of Wight will be able to access fresh drinking water from newly installed...