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…

Chamber president ready to tackle London Marathon

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The president of Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce is finally set to achieve his goal of running the London Marathon this weekend, 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…

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…