May


17

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

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…

Feb


11

PAULETTE HAMILTON AND YVETTE COOPER MP VISIT YMCA SUTTON COLDFIELD

The prospective Labour Candidate for Erdington, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, was joined by Yvette Cooper MP in visiting YMCA Sutton Coldfield on 10 February, also in attendance Steve McCabe MP and Lord Willie Bach. After a meeting with Acting CEO, Joy Scott-Thompson and staff colleagues to hear about our work with the homeless, young carers and…

Feb


11

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT YMCA SUTTON COLDFIELD

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.

Dec


21

CARERS CHRISTMAS BOXES

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…

Dec


17

Coming together to care for Carers at Christmas

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…

Oct


16

YMCA pays tribute to Sir David Amess MP

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…

Oct


8

President completes marathon effort

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…