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.

May


15

Family Drop Ins

Our family work is growing! We are delighted to have started a number of new groups in Crewe, opportunities for parents and carers to get together to share tips, talk over problems and relax, with or without the kids. We have games and toys for the pre-schoolers, and enjoy having a brew and a bacon…

Apr


9

Apprentice Week

The Apprentice Week offered YMCA residents the opportunity to challenge themselves by creating and delivering a business of their own. To do this, they were given several tasks throughout the week that helped them develop a more pragmatic mindset in relation to money. On Monday, they were tasked with purchasing ten items for the least…

Mar


29

MPs visit YMCA Crewe

John Healey (Shadow Secretary of State for Housing) and Laura Smith (our local MP) visited YMCA Crewe to chat with residents and staff and have a tour of our premises in Gresty Road. They were joined by local councillors Dorothy Flude and Steve Hogben. All the visitors were keen to find out from residents about…

Mar


14

Ignition – an excellent service!

YMCA Crewe were invited by Cheshire East Council Children’s Services to attend the annual ceremony for the LGC Awards at Grosvenor House, in London on 13th March. This is the biggest celebration of excellence in local government. Cheshire East had been shortlisted for an award in the Public/Private/Voluntary Partnership category for their work in developing…

Mar


13

GLOScape

We have been working hard on developing GLOscape, a programme created by YMCA Crewe, that changes the landscape of young people from  surviving and coping, – into a thriving future of increasing Growth Life  and Opportunity. We were delighted to hear that we have been awarded an additional two years of funding by the Paul…

Mar


5

Connected Communities

Sherbourne Bungalow became Cheshire East’s latest Connected Communities Centre this week, when Cllr Janet Clowes cut the red ribbon. YMCA Crewe will continue to use the refurbished space to work with local kids at the After School Club.

Feb


7

YMCA Cycling Challenge

As part of our February Health Week, residents at YMCA Crewe set themselves a challenge of cycling 100 km in 5 days…and smashed the Cyclethon target half way through the week!

Jan


23

Creating New Futures…in Accra, Ghana!

YMCA Crewe was able to donate a minibus to a project in Ghana which has been set up by our Finance Manager, Fatima. It’s wonderful to see the bus being used in the work with women and children. The aim of this new project, launched at a party on Christmas Day in Accra, is to…