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…



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…



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…




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…



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.



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!



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…



YMCA England Shop

Mark Hills, CEO at YMCA Crewe, was delighted to be invited to cut the ribbon at the opening of the new YMCA England Shop, which opened this week in the Victoria Centre, Crewe (near Asda). The shop is full of high quality, second hand goods; do call in to meet the team and have a…



New Chair of Trustees

Wendy Whittaker-Large has been elected as the new Chair of YMCA Crewe, after Bernard Clarke stood down at this year’s Annual General Meeting. Wendy worked in children’s services for ten years before becoming a lecturer at MMU in the Early Years Department in 2007. She won the Nursery World Trainer of the Year Award in…



Starting Point

Rhian, one of our Life Coaches, has been working with unaccompanied children seeking asylum, under YMCA Crewe’s Starting Point project. Rhian visits the young people in their homes and ensures they have the support they need. Several of the young people have recently joined together to form a social group that meets at the YMCA,...