May


18

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Coping with loneliness

Written by Emily Ramm – YMCA Crewe’s Mental Health First Aider As we are all individuals, our experiences of loneliness are personal and unique. It may be that a person has lots of social contact but still feels isolated, or it could be that personal circumstances such as the pandemic have changed our opportunities for…

Apr


27

The 3000 mile journey to YMCA Crewe

On Sunday 26th June, as part of Refugee Week, we are asking YMCA Crewe supporters to come together to walk, run, or cycle 3000 miles, representing the journey from Damascus to Crewe. YMCA Crewe supports Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children by offering accommodation, support, and the opportunity to integrate into their new…

Apr


14

An Eggcellent day out!

On Tuesday 12th April we had an absolutely brilliant time running and Easter Egg Hunt on the Sherborne Estate. 54 children and 23 adults came along to join in the fun, hunt for eggs, dance and have some food with us, and just one Easter Egg was left by the end of the day. Thank…

Apr


6

Fundraising Superstar Ella donates Welcome Packs to YMCA Crewe

Seven year old Ella, a St Michaels Community Academy pupil from Crewe, has worked really hard to collect items and donate 48 welcome packs for new residents at YMCA Crewe. Asking family and friends for donations, and using an Amazon wishlist, Ella collected toiletries, breakfast bars, tissues, and all the essentials someone at risk of…

Jan


13

YMCA Crewe launches a new Mental Health First Aid service

A new public drop-in service is being launched by YMCA Crewe to support those who are experiencing mental health concerns or are experiencing emotional distress. Whether it’s you, a friend or family member, the service acts as an initial point of contact, to help recognise/help identify early signs and symptoms of mental ill health and…

Dec


8

FitFest tickets now available!

Join us on Saturday 19th March 2022 in St Peters Church for six hours of entertaining and exhilarating exercise classes! Featuring six 45 minute sessions of Clubbercise, Zumba, RockBox, Yoga, Beatz, and a fun fitness class run by our Engagement team, YMCA Crewe’s FitFest is a great opportunity to get together with your family and friends,…

Nov


29

New Apartments

On 1st November 2021, YMCA Crewe opened five brand-new apartments on the first floor of our Gresty Road site. These apartments are specifically for our Young People’s Service, which provides accommodation and support for Care Leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children. The building work began in June 2021, when our old gym was relocated to the ground…

Nov


29

Christmas Appeal 2021 – Resident Welcome Packs

In 2022, around 100 people experiencing homelessness will come to stay at YMCA Crewe. When they first come through our doors, we help them to feel welcome by providing a pack of essentials to see them through their first few days as they get used to the building, meet fellow residents and staff, and learn…

Nov


9

Awards Season for YMCA Crewe!

It was Awards Season for YMCA Crewe last week! On Wednesday our young people and staff attended the Foyer Federation ‘Room for Young People’ awards in Birmingham, and on Friday they headed to London for YMCA England and Wales ‘Youth Matters’ awards. And we’re happy to announce that we brought a whole clutch of trophies…