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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Our Strategic Plan is now available to view. Have a look at how the YMCA Fairthorne Group is planning, inspiring and changing to benefit the community around us. Download a copy of our S...

YMCA staff scoop community award

Two YMCA staff have been recognised for more fantastic work in their local community. Sharlien Kennedy and Billie Murphy from YMCA Newtown Youth & Community Centre in Southampton were commended for their...

YMCA Newtown team up with top DJ & Bestival creator

YMCA Newtown is proud to announce it’s teaming up with Bestival creator Rob da Bank who is launching a new monthly music club in Southampton this Friday 11th March from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.  The partnership...

Memoirs, Fairthorne Manor

Memoir - Fairthorne Manor One dull, grey, winter morning during a French lesson, the head teacher came into our classroom and, as was done in those times, we all jumped to attention and chimed out, “...

Our Billie – Young Volunteer of the Year!

A young volunteer from YMCA Southampton is celebrating today after triumphing at a national youth charity awards. Billie Murphy, 20, beat off competition from two other inspirational young helpers at...

Give as you Live!

Give as you Live! Take part in the Give as you Live campaign and raise FREE donations for us just by shopping online. Yes it is that easy - all you need to do is shop online! A percentage of every pound yo...
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Love is in the air at Fairthorne Manor

When Paul and Michele Lavars met at YMCA Fairthorne Manor in 1975, little did they realise that 40 years later they would be returning to Botley to relive old memories. Paul was a local boy who’d been volunt...
Outdoor play at Newtown Pre-school

Newtown Pre-School Awarded ‘Good’

Our Newtown Pre-school has recently been awarded a 'Good' rating in its first ever Ofsted inspection. We are delighted with this result and would like to thank all the team, children, parents and local commun...