News

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...

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...

Play Park

We are delighted to announce that our new Play Park is now open at Fairthorne Manor.  The new development is the result of match funding from BAE Systems and Splash Projects, who spent 3 days const...

New Astroturf Pitch

September saw the Grand Opening of our new Astroturf pitch at the YMCA Newtown Youth and Community Centre. Kindly funded by SUEZ Communities Trust, visitors to the inauguration enjoyed a 60 person football t...

RSPCA and Fairthorne Manor

As part of our ongoing partnership with the RSPCA, we recently welcomed 4 ducklings onto the lake at Fairthorne Manor. We try to rehome as many wild animals as possible, Fairthorne Manor is set in 111 ac...
Andover Community Centre

YMCA East Anton

YMCA East Anton We are proud to announce that our YMCA East Anton Nursery and Community Centre is now open.  The nursery provides high quality care and early years education for children aged 0-5 years...
Children and staff on the bus

Bursary success

This summer, YMCA Fairthorne Group bursary supported:  70 Daycamps 5 days of additional needs support 130 bus journeys 30 packed lunches 8 family holiday places ...
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Incident from 2012

In July 2012 a child visiting with a group was involved in an incident on the ‘Burma Bridge’ activity and was admitted to hospital. The actions of the YMCA staff and the attending emergency services resulted in...