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,...



Extended Winter Provision

YMCA Crewe has been commissioned by Cheshire East to provide a number of services that respond to people who may be sleeping rough this winter. From October, we will be increasing the number of people we accommodate in our No Second Night Out service from six to eight. In November we will deliver a night…



GLO Academy Awards Night

We had a great time at our GLO Awards last week when we celebrated the amazing work and progression of residents over the last six months. A packed room listened to Adam Deering tell us how he went from being expelled from school with no qualifications to owning businesses with a turnover of £20 million.



Family Fun Day

Hundreds of families have been along to our Family Fun Days on Derby Docks over the summer. The community came together to play parachute games and giant Jenga, enjoy arts, crafts and hot dogs – and even have some beauty treatments! The police organised matches on the inflatable football pitch and Wavemaker did amazing 3D printing…



Community Cafe

On Fridays, residents and staff all get together in the Community Cafe to enjoy a meal together – we are fortunate to have some really talented chefs at the YMCA!