YMCA Sutton Coldfield awarded £7,582 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Heart of England Community Foundation.

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YMCA Sutton Coldfield has been awarded £7,582 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Heart of England Community Foundation – ensuring that creativity plays an important role in local community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.   The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all…

SUTTON COLDFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS EVENT, RAISING FUNDS FOR YMCA SUTTON COLDFIELD

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Once again YMCA Sutton Coldfield benefitted from the generosity of businesses in Sutton Coldfield and beyond at Sutton Coldfield’s Chamber of Commerce Awards night. We have been fortunate to have been the nominated Charity for the Chamber over the last years elongated by Covid. During the period over £20,000 has been raised, that genuinely changes…

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT YMCA SUTTON COLDFIELD

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Residents and service users were treated to the traditional Chines Dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year! Organised by YMCA Trustee, Cllr Alex Yip, the exciting dance was performed to much delight from young and old alike. Many thanks to Alex, James Wong and Lion and Dragon Dance Team.

CARERS CHRISTMAS BOXES

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THANKS TO BISHOP VESEY SCHOOL FOR THEIR GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO CARERS CHRISTMAS BOXES. Bishop Vesey School staff and pupils have once again, helped young Carers at Christmas through their incredible generosity. Alan Burrows, Carers Service Manager said “Once again the staff and pupils have shown that they think and care for others at Christmas. They…

Coming together to care for Carers at Christmas

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As we approach one of the hardest times of the year for Young Carers and their families, local businesses owners are coming together to show Sutton Young Carers they’re not alone. Brand and Web Agency PLOTT have drummed up support from fellow businesses to buy Christmas care boxes for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Young Carers…

YMCA pays tribute to Sir David Amess MP

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Sir David Amess was a wonderful supporter of YMCA and a dedicated champion of youth issues. He was a Parliamentary Patron of the charity for more than a decade and advocated passionately for more funding and better services for young people. There was a vibrancy about Sir David, and you knew when he entered a…

YMCA launches new mental health campaign highlighting the difference that small talks can make to a big issue

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‎Starting on World Mental Health Day (10 October), YMCA is urging everyone to break the silence over mental health by initiating small but meaningful conversations with friends, colleagues and even strangers as part of their Small Talks, Big Differenceinitiative. Everyone struggles at times with their mental health, especially over the past 18 months, and yet…

President completes marathon effort

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The president of Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce has finally achieved his goal of running the London Marathon, to raise funds for a charity based in the Royal Town. Phil Arkinstall (pictured), who is also the CEO of video production firm Ark Media, originally planned to run the marathon last April to mark his 40th birthday. But…