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…

Jul


27

Virtual Tour of YMCA Crewe

We aren’t able to give visitors and potential staff, residents and volunteers a “real life” tour of YMCA Crewe at the moment, so we put together a virtual tour which we hope gives people an idea of how great our building and facilities are. Please click on this link and have a look round!

Jul


17

New homes for young people in Crewe

YMCA Crewe’s Ignition Service, commissioned by Cheshire East, has been extended; we will be supporting an additional five young people in two recently refurbished flats.                            

Jun


30

Sowing Seeds for the Future

With the combination of the recent sunny weather, and the restrictions on being outside easing, some of our residents have been hard at work on our external allotment. As well as offering an opportunity to learn how to grow plants and vegetables, our GLO Earth allotment will hopefully provide food for our community cafe, and…

May


29

YMCA: We’re Here For You

YMCA England and Wales have recently released a short video about their work throughout the lockdown. You can watch it here: YMCA We’re Here For You Video. “As we support our young people and communities through this most difficult of times, all we ask of our friends and supporters is that you do what you…

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…