Apr


9

Proud to be a Real Living Wage Employer

Here at YMCA Crewe, we’re proud of our status as an Accredited Living Wage Employer. The Real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum wage, and is calculated based on the real cost of living. The current Real Living Wage stands at £9.50 per hour for anyone over 18, compared to the £8.91 National…

Apr


2

YMCA Glo Cafe – Coming Soon!

Our Glo Cafe at Gresty Road is currently being refurbished ready for reopening later this month. Glo Cafe will be serving a mouth-watering range of cakes, hot and cold sandwiches and snacks, as well as freshly brewed coffee and a wide variety of hot and cold drinks. What makes Glo Cafe extra special is the…

Mar


17

YMCA Crewe lights up our Community with Window Wanderland

From Monday 22nd to Friday 27th March, YMCA Crewe are asking the residents of Crewe and Nantwich to help create a ‘Window Wanderland’, filling our streets with colour and creativity. As we approach one whole year since the day we first went in to lockdown, we are all aware that many of our family, friends and neighbours are finding it…

Mar


8

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, we pledge to continue offering support which enables women from all backgrounds to improve their employability, and their future life chances. We will continue to lead by example, with a Senior Leadership Team comprising 75% Working Mothers, and a Board of Trustees chaired by a Working Mother. We will maintain a…

Jan


25

Thank you for your support this Christmas

We want to say thank you to you all for your support this Christmas. Whether it was donating food hampers and gifts for our service users, making a contribution through your church, donating to our Christmas Giving Campaign, or sending festive wishes through social media, the support from our community made a very strange Christmas…

Jan


15

New Young People’s Service

We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Cheshire East Children’s Services to run the Housing Related Support 16+ contract for the South of Cheshire East. Merging our Ignition, Bridges and Starting Point work into one, this service will target 16-17 year-olds. To help the young people on this service to feel…

Dec


11

YMCA Crewe supporting CAP this Christmas

This Christmas, we’re supporting Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to provide 55 hampers for families they have supported this year. CAP offers a free in-depth debt counselling service in our local community. Their trained debt counsellors help families work out realistic budgets, prioritise essential bills, and negotiate affordable payments with creditors. If debts are severe, CAP…

Dec


4

The Award Winning YMCA Crewe

On Wednesday 2nd December, staff from YMCA Crewe attended the second ‘Breaking the Mould’ Awards at Keele University, where our social media team had been nominated for a Social Inclusion award. And we won! This award recognises and celebrates the hard work we have put into building our profile on social media over the last…

Dec


2

Our Christmas Giving Campaign is now live!

Every Christmas we’re extremely fortunate to receive a wide range of donations from our local community. As well as financial support, we receive Christmas hampers, gifts for the children who attend our after school clubs, and food and toiletries to distribute to our residents. This year we’re broadening the ways you can choose to support…

Nov


11

Remembrance Day – YMCA on the front line

This Remembrance Day, we’re taking a moment to commemorate the role the YMCA played in both the First and Second World Wars. Throughout the 20th century’s two world conflicts, YMCA was a significant presence, both on the frontline and at home, offering material, educational and pastoral support. Scores of courageous YMCA volunteers eased the misery…