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…

Jan


29

Firms encouraged to back Sleep Easy event

Sutton Coldfield businesses are being encouraged to sign up for the forthcoming YMCA Sleep Easy event. The event, organised by YMCA Sutton Coldfield, aims to highlight youth homelessness and raise vital funds to help support the charity’s work with vulnerable young people. The sleepout will take place on Friday 26 March, with Sutton Coldfield residents…

Dec


11

Getting into the 20s spirit!

Simpsons Gin Bar was transported back to the 20’s this weekend as dozens of locals donned glamourous Great Gatsby outfits at a charity event to raise money for local children’s charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield. The sold-out event which took place on Friday night in the speakeasy style bar, was the first of several charity events…

Oct


25

Dusting off the mothballs for a second ‘unveiling’

Over 100 local ladies got the chance to wear their wedding dresses again at a charity Moth Ball last week raising funds for local Sutton charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield. The event, hosted by Moor Hall Hotel, was the first of its kind for the venue and provided a unique opportunity for those wanting the chance…

Sep


18

Plott Pledge Early Support for Community Sleep Out Challenge

Following on from last year’s hugely successful YMCA Sleep Easy in Sutton town centre, local Creative and Digital Agency Plott Creative have pledged their early support as the main sponsor of the 2020 event taking place on Friday 27th March next year. The entire Plott team will be swapping their beds for boxes in an…

Nov


27

Man on a mission to repay local charity

Local 50 year old Sutton man walks 50 miles from Nottingham to Sutton to raise money for the charity who gave him his life back. Gez Nicholson who was almost made homeless 30 years ago, now works for YMCA Sutton Coldfield and has set himself the challenge of raising £5,000 for the local charity in…

Oct


8

Sutton Set to Host First Comic Con

Sutton Coldfield is set to host its first Comic Con event on Saturday 27th October ahead of the MCM Birmingham Comic Con at the NEC in November. The FREE event, organised by YMCA Sutton Coldfield will showcase the comic book and graffiti inspired artwork produced by local Sutton teenagers as part of a new project launched…

Jul


18

Palestinian visit to Sutton Coldfield promotes peace amongst young people

In the week that Prince William visited Palestine on the first official royal tour, local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield were busy hosting their own peace programme as part of a cultural youth exchange to the Royal town of Sutton Coldfield with 15 young Palestinians. The group, aged 18 to 25, arrived from Bethlehem on the…