Mar


19

Comic Relief 2021: Mentor for young men shares bullying struggle

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…

Mar


12

Chamber committee look to raise funds at Sleep Out

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,…

Jan


25

Countdown begins for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Sleep out event

It’s just 8 weeks to go until the 2021 YMCA Sleep Easy – and this is why you should join Sutton Coldfield’s 3D Facilities and sign up. YMCA Sutton Coldfield is encouraging local businesses to come on board and join their Sleep out event to highlight youth homelessness and raise vital funds to help support…

Dec


4

Agency steps up to support young carers

With the second national lockdown ending this week, PLOTT Creative are stepping up to support local young carers in need. Instead of buying Christmas gifts for their clients, the brand and web Agency have instead bought Christmas care boxes for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Young Carers Care Box appeal. The care boxes, which contain vital…

Dec


2

Christmas cheer for young carer heroes

As the second national lockdown ends, PLOTT are stepping up to support local young carers in need. Instead of buying Christmas gifts for our clients, we’ve instead created Christmas care boxes for the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Young Carers Care Box appeal. The care boxes, which contain vital essentials as well as specially selected gifts and…

Nov


12

BBC Children in Need: Sutton Coldfield young carer helped

Fourteen-year-old Ana is a young carer who helps her mother deal with mental health issues at home. The schoolgirl is supported by YMCA Sutton Coldfield which has received more than £103,000 from BBC Children in Need for a three-year project to help young carers. Staff provide advice and respite activities for people like Ana. …

Mar


30

Success for Sofa Surfers

Forced to think creatively in the Covid-19 crisis, local children’s charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield switched its annual Sleep Out to a Sofa Surf in its first virtual fundraising event last Friday night. The Chamber of Commerce’s Chosen Charity which has been in Sutton since 1900 is no stranger to having to adapt; during the first…

Mar


18

Resourceful charity switches Sleep Easy to Sofa Surf

In the lead up to their biggest fundraising event of the year, local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield is refusing to give in to COVID19, showing resilience and resourcefulness by switching their planned Sleep Easy to a Sofa Surf. Faced with events outside their control, the charity have stepped up to the challenge and are going…

Feb


26

YMCA Sutton Coldfield calls on local people to swap beds for boxes

Following on from last year’s successful Sleep Easy in Sutton town centre, local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield is calling on local residents and businesses to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to support local, homeless young people. The event, sponsored by Plott Creative, takes place on Friday 27th March in the…

Feb


24

Solicitors Swap Beds for Boxes

Local Solicitors firm Ansons are joining dozens of local Chamber businesses to sleep rough for the night in support of local children’s charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield. A total of 21 staff members are joining Team Ansons for the challenge and swapping their beds for boxes on Friday 27th March to raise awareness and funds to…