Meet Our Friends of Shenstone Station 1884

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I would like to introduce you to our recent addition to the Station Adopters Group on the Cross City North. The Friends of Shenstone Station 1884 who were formed earlier this year and are aptly named after the year in which the station was built, currently the group is made up by four local volunteers:…

YMCA pays tribute to Lord Frank Judd

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It is with great sadness that YMCA learns of the passing of Lord Frank Judd. He was an extraordinary man who achieved significant changes to the injustices he saw around him. Passionate about the potential of young people, he was the President of YMCA for almost a decade between 1996 and 2005. The entire YMCA…

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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On behalf of YMCA Scotland, YMCA Ireland, and YMCA England & Wales: “The YMCA family across all four nations is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “The Duke gave his life to service, and his passion for transforming the lives of young people through…

Comic Relief 2021: Mentor for young men shares bullying struggle

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Reece was verbally and physically bullied throughout his teenage years, leaving him with depression and anxiety. Unable to confide in his friends and not wanting to worry his Mum, the 18-year-old from Birmingham felt there was nobody he could trust. Fortunately, Reece was able to start attending Virtually Minded, a programme run by the YMCA…

YMCAs across England unite for one mammoth virtual Sleep Easy event to raise money and awareness in aid of youth homelessness

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For the very first time, YMCAs from across England will come together to take part in a mammoth virtual Sleep Easy event on Friday March 26, with the aim of raising vital funds to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness.   Stretching from Bristol to Northumberland, this year local YMCAs have decided to harness the power of collaboration…

Chamber committee look to raise funds at Sleep Out

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Sutton Coldfield Chamber committee members are looking to raise funds and awareness for YMCA Sutton Coldfield, by taking part in a nationwide sleep out event. Chamber president, Phil Arkinstall (pictured), honorary chair Katie Hale, committee members Joanna Drinkwater and Clare Whalley will be taking  part in the Sleep Easy event, being hosted across the country,…