‘Empowering 4 Good’ at World Council in Thailand

YMCA Derbyshire CEO Gillian Sewell has been invited to coordinate the daily act of worship at the forthcoming 19th YMCA World Council convention taking place in Thailand from 8-14 July. The meeting brings together over 1,300 people and celebrates 700 young participants who are fully integrated into the programme and are considered leaders of today…



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The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you more control over how your personal information is used. And it makes it quicker and easier for you to check and update the information we and other organisations we work with, hold about you. Our data protection policy can be viewed at any time here. Under…



Dancing The Night Away at Our Annual Ceilidh

Tony Walker CBE DL, MD Toyota London Office, hosts YMCA Derbyshire’s 2018 Ceilidh Dinner Dance and Fundraiser, focused on the theme of ‘Changing Lives’. On Friday 11 May, 152 guests enjoyed a Scottish-themed evening at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, where more than £13,000 was raised. YMCA Derbyshire’s Training and Education staff, along with our Key College…



Key College Continues to Grow Offering

In the past few months, YMCA Derbyshire’s training and education provision, Key College, has continued to grow its core offering, through the addition of several new study programmes. The Key College team are interviewing young people now for immediate starts on all courses. Construction A fully-funded full-time City & Guilds qualification for young people aged 15-18…



5 Questions With… Pauline Neave

Pauline Neave is one of YMCA Derbyshire’s valued Housekeepers. Pauline has had various roles over the years at YMCA Derbyshire, including working in the finance department.  1. You have a nickname amongst the YMCA Derbyshire community, what is it and why are you called it? It’s ‘Nan’, I believe its because I remind people, including…



Strasbourg 2018 International Youth Gathering

YMCA Derbyshire has joined a 7 nation partnership to organise an 8-day international gathering of young people aged 18 to 30 in Strasbourg, France. The event which is being coordinated by YMCA France involves young people from France, England (YMCA Derbyshire), Kosovo, Spain, Romania, Ukraine and Germany. The event takes place from 22-30 August this year…



Eighth Sleep Easy Challenge Raises More Than £37,000

Scores of courageous participants swapped their warm beds for sleeping bags and tarpaulin on Friday 9 March at Derbyshire County Cricket Club. The annual ‘Sleep Easy’ event hosted by YMCA Derbyshire is now in its eighth year, but this year was more challenging than ever due to the wintery conditions. 107 individuals and representatives from…



5 Questions With… Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris is the Estates and Maintenance Services Manager for YMCA Derbyshire and is the Health and Safety lead for all of its sites. His role is to provide a key service, enabling YMCA Derbyshire to fulfil one of it’s four key values, that being to “Protect” those who step through our doors. This role…



Community Orchard Project Improves Local Mental Health and Wellbeing

A previously overgrown green space in Wilmorton, Derby, has been given a complete makeover by a team of residents and staff from YMCA Derbyshire, volunteers from Wilmorton Allotment Association and the Big Lottery-funded Fruit-Full Communities project. Not only has the site and community around it benefited from the transformation, but so has the health and…



Free Monthly Meals Bring Community Together

In collaboration with local mental health charity Head High, and corporate and community organisations from across the county, YMCA Derbyshire is offering meals for no charge at its London Road Campus on the last Friday of every month. Launched in October 2017, these Meals offer a rare opportunity for individuals, families, community groups and businesses…