A warm welcome to our new Chair

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We are proud to welcome our new chairperson, Julian Smith. Julian Smith has been a board member at YMCA Derbyshire since 2020 and takes over the role from previous Chair, Mary Gordon.     Having worked with over 150 Derbyshire SMEs across a number of sectors for 11 years at The Alternative Board, Julian hopes to bring...

Could you fundraise for Sleep Easy 2022?

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Sleep Easy For one night only, YMCA Derbyshire is asking businesses, schools and individuals in Derbyshire to come together under the stars to raise vital funds in aid of young people at risk of facing homelessness. Join us in person or take part at home On Friday 11th March attendees will be joining together at The Incora County...

Winter HAF – Y-Kidz

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Y Kidz Winter HAF Winter HAF - Y-Kidz What is Winter HAF? YMCA Y-Kidz kicked the year off by delivering an excellent Winter HAF provision over the school holidays. The programme is targeted to support children and young people who receive free school meals, offering a safe and supportive environment where they can learn, be active and eat well,...

“People don’t choose to experience poverty”

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“We’ve got to stop blaming people for poverty. People don’t choose to experience poverty.” That was the message of our chief executive Gillian Sewell after she was invited to take part in the prestigious Leaders Council podcast. The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership…

Remembrance Sunday

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Remembrance Sunday Today is Remembrance Sunday and YMCA Derbyshire will join the nation for a two minute silence, to commemorate those who died in conflict. We will remember the 42 YMCA civilian volunteers who lost their lives, as well as the 38,000 volunteers who contributed to the war effort. YMCA and the poppy. Key College...

Youth Matters Awards 2021

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YMCA Derbyshire recognised with special COVID Community Impact Award at national youth charity awards Staff, volunteers, residents and students from YMCA Derbyshire, who went above and beyond in challenging times, are celebrating after taking home a very special award at the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards on the 5th of November. The...

Jolly Jumper 2021

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YMCA Jolly Jumper 2021 Can you help to provide young people facing homelessness a Christmas to remember? The festive period can be an especially difficult time for the young people living at YMCA Derbyshire as they are often estranged from their families. This year, YMCA Derbyshire is asking for help to show their young people that they are thought...

YMCA Derbyshire receives a generous donation of suits from Stuncroft.

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Stuncroft donating suits to YMCA Derbyshire Stuncroft donates interview clothing for our young people. We were thrilled to receive a generous donation of suits and dresses from Stuncroft, a South Yorkshire clothing manufacturer. YMCA Derbyshire are on a mission to provide our young people with smart clothing, to empower them to feel confident in job interviews and progressing into the world...

60 new homes to be built in Derby to help young people onto the property ladder

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Aspirational Housing 60 affordable homes are being built on Cotton Lane in Derby, designed specifically for young people in work, education/training or leaving their family home. The ‘Aspirational Housing’ development is managed by YMCA Derbyshire. The intention with the new development is to give young people the opportunity gain a successful tenancy history and save...