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…

Oct


26

Pumpkins and Pampering!

Staff had great fun putting together packs for the families that they have been working with recently, with puzzles and art challenges to keep the kids occupied at home over half term. There were Halloween activities too, with pumpkins to decorate and chocolates, as well as sparklers for firework night.     We didn’t forget…

Oct


20

YMCA Crewe Impact Report 2019-2020

At YMCA Crewe, we recognise the importance of celebrating the good work we are involved in. That's why we produce our annual impact reports. You can now view our report for 2019-2020, which highlights some of the key stories and statistics from our accommodation and support services, and the work we do with people in...

Oct


16

Thank you Virtual Marathon participants!

On Sunday 4th October, individuals and teams ran, walked and cycled 26.2 miles to raise money to support our work with young people at risk of homelessness. Considering the tough times we’re living in, we set a modest target of £500 for the event, but even with sponsorship still coming in, we’re looking to have…