Jun


28

Summer Fun in Crewe!

The countdown has begun for the YMCA Holiday Villages taking place across Crewe throughout August. There will be circus acts, bug shows, hot dogs, face painting, games, a bouncy castle – all free for children and families. On Mondays, we’ll be on the Derby Docks field; on Tuesdays, it’s the Sherborne Pocket Park; on Wednesdays…

Apr


9

Rainbow Days

Residents and staff are coming up with brilliantly creative ways to keep busy during lockdown – see our Facebook page for a video of Rachel’s Courtyard Quiz. Amazing artwork also being done – rainbow themed, and getting over the essential messages!

Mar


18

Coronavirus

Please note due to the risks presented through coronavirus, YMCA Crewe have suspended the following services until further notice:- – Our Children’s Clubs across Crewe– Our Parenting Groups across Crewe– Our Sherbourne Road Community Bungalow is closed for use or for hire, as directed by Cheshire East Connected Communities Please contact us on 01270 257673…

Feb


7

Grant from Steve Morgan Foundation

YMCA Crewe have received a grant of £90,000 pounds over three years from the Steve Morgan Foundation to fund an Employability Worker in its main site at Gresty Road, Crewe. The cheque was presented by Vincent Fairclough of the Steve Morgan Foundation to YMCA staff during a visit by Councillor Barry Burkhill, Mayor of Cheshire…

Jan


10

GLO Café

The GLO Café at YMCA Crewe reopened at the start of January; it’s open to the public on Fridays between 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. We serve a hot meal (eg curry or chili), as well as baguettes, baps and jacket potatoes and salads – all at very competitive prices. Volunteers at the Café experience…

Dec


6

YMCA Sleep Easy

YMCA Crewe is calling on local residents to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to support local, homeless young people. YMCA Crewe is one of several YMCAs across the country that have joined forces to raise awareness of youth homelessness during the national YMCA Sleep Easy Week, running from Friday 6…

Aug


23

Champion!

Ian Maddocks, a new member of staff at the YMCA, recently became the WKO Thai Boxing World Champion. Just 4 years ago, Ian was living on the streets, addicted to drugs and alcohol. He had lost his family and his job and realised he needed to turn things around. Ian says he’s now in the…

Jun


3

Sherborne Fun Day

Dozens of local residents came together to enjoy a Community Fun Day at the Pocket Park on Sherborne Road. Kids loved the bouncy castle, face painting, jenga and football, and it was great to have local police and fire service join us. Ben Minshull, our Mayor, and Laura Smith, our MP, enjoyed chatting with everyone…

May


27

Resident Reps

Interviews for Resident Reps took place recently at YMCA Crewe. Applicants listened to a presentation about the role and then shared why they thought they would make a good Resident Rep, outlining their thoughts about improvements that might be made. There were some excellent initial ideas put forward by the successful candidates – Nicky, Dan,…

May


22

Canapés and Fascinators

As part of YMCA England’s 175 anniversary celebrations, YMCA Crewe was asked to nominate someone to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. We were delighted to suggest that David, our Buildings Manager, be given this opportunity – a fitting tribute to 26 years of loyal service.