Mar


13

172 Sleep Rough So Others Don’t Have To

On Friday 8 March, 172 individuals from businesses and community groups across Derbyshire slept outside at Pattonair County Cricket Ground as part of YMCA Derbyshire’s Sleep Easy. So far, more than £48,000 has been raised for the YMCA Derbyshire ‘Changing Lives’ programme, which will see new units opened for young people at risk of homelessness,…

Mar


13

Derby Grammar School Pupils Visit YMCA Derbyshire

Derby Grammar School pupils have spent a morning with YMCA Derbyshire staff and residents learning about homelessness. They were also honoured to plant two shrubs to mark the longstanding partnership between YMCA Derbyshire and the School. Derby Grammar School’s Year 8 pupils are focusing on homelessness and raising awareness of the issues around sleeping rough…

Jan


17

Elliot Mather LLP Confirms YMCA Derbyshire as Charity of Choice

YMCA Derbyshire is thrilled to announce that it has been chosen as Elliot Mather LLP’s Charity of the Year for 2019. Staff at the solicitors practice based on Friar Gate in Derby were inspired to support the charity, which works to empower young people across the city and county, after attending a Marketing Derby breakfast…

Jan


17

Local Young People Secure Employment through Toyota Programme

Following completion of a 24-week structured work preparation programme at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s Burnaston HQ, four young people supported through YMCA Derbyshire have positively transformed their lives. With an unprecedented 100% attendance rate, the students have each successfully completed the innovative Working Assets Programme (WAP). The initiative is funded Toyota, YMCA Derbyshire and the Society of…

Jan


15

Sleep Easy 2019 – Will you accept the challenge?

Sleep rough so others don’t have to… We raised a staggering £40,000 at Sleep Easy 2018. This money has been instrumental in enabling YMCA Derbyshire to change lives. Please join us for Sleep Easy 2019 so that we can continue changing lives! Join us as Sleep Easy returns for a ninth year to raise awareness…

Dec


18

Garden Transformation Benefits Derby Nursery Children

YMCA Derbyshire, in collaboration with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, has completed a dramatic makeover of an outdoor space at Harrington Nursery School in Pear Tree, Derby. The new gardens were officially opened on 13 December, with school children singing Christmas songs to accompany.  The ‘Harrington Heartlands’ project, has taken 18 months from conception to completion. More…

Dec


11

5 Questions With… Brett Sentance

Brett Sentance is Development Manager – iMatter at YMCA Derbyshire. 1. So, a key part of your job is iMatter. What is this? It’s an asset and skills based portfolio, encouraging young people to think about their strengths and where they want to go next. Its part of advantage thinking – seeing young people as…

Dec


4

One Year of Community Meals Celebrated

In collaboration with local mental health charity HeadHigh, and corporate and community organisations from across the county, YMCA Derbyshire is celebrating preparing and serving more than 1000 community meals over the last twelve months.    Launched in October 2017, monthly community meals at YMCA Derbyshire’s London Road Campus offer a rare opportunity for individuals, families, community…

Nov


14

Christmas at YMCA Derbyshire

The special season is nearly here! We’d love you to join us for our forthcoming festivities as outlined below.  If you plan on attending our Community Carol Service, please email Sarah Crane to let us know so we can ensure adequate refreshments. We are also still recruiting for organisations to take part in this year’s…

Nov


14

Community Meal One Year Anniversary

Everyone is welcome to attend our Community Meal on Friday 30 November at 12:30pm to help us celebrate our one year anniversary of bringing people together. Please join us for our extra special celebration, with curry cake and great conversation! We’ll be joined by our friends at Santander, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and Derby County…