YMCA response to the Chancellor’s mini-budget announcement

  Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales: “YMCA welcomes the confirmation around the energy guarantee for businesses and charities announced today which will go a long way in the short term to support many charities like ours. “However, we do urge the Government to outline as quickly the detail around longer-term support…

YMCA Statement: HM Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of YMCA Scotland, YMCA Ireland and YMCA England & Wales:   “It is with great sadness that the YMCA family across all four nations acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. “As we recognise this grave loss, we are reminded of Her Majesty’s selfless devotion to our nation and to the Commonwealth, providing…

YMCA warns new Prime Minister of potential sector meltdown over cost of living crisis

  The world’s oldest and largest youth charity has today warned the incoming Prime Minister of the potential threat of a third sector meltdown, as the impact of the cost of living crisis hits hard on already overstretched charity budgets. Like everyone else in the country, charities are feeling more than just the pinch when…

Number 3 Development – Women Leaving Prison

What we will provide Our vision is to utilise Number 3 to accommodate vulnerable single women leaving prison aged 18-35, offering them sanctuary and a safe place to start rebuilding their lives. YMCA Cheltenham in cooperation with The Nelson Trust (our referral pathway partner) intends to purchase and redevelop Number 3 to provide 4 x...

Tales of the Red Triangle – Table Tennis Takeover

Cheltenham and Baker Street YMCA’S totally dominated the Cheltenham scene. Between 1927 and 1971, when they won Division 1 no fewer than 25 times, the names of Peter Cruwys, Bob Griffin and Ian Harrison were synonymous with success. In 1960 YMCA Cheltenham hosted the national finals of the YMCA Table tennis competition when Wimbledon beat...

YMCA Cheltenham vs Man vs Fat

YMCA Cheltenham 7 - 1 Man vs Fat   On Sunday 1st of May at 2 pm at Oxstalls Sports Centre Gloucester, the two teams kicked off a friendly match. The game started with Man vs Fat defence stopping many swift attacks up the wings by the younger on average YMCA Cheltenham team; consisting of...

Tales From the Red Triangle – Cheltenham College

The mid-19th Century is often, quite unfairly, criticised for its lack of social awareness. In fact, the opposite is true and Cheltenham College was the first of the great public schools of the Victorian era. Two Cheltenham residents, G. S. Harcourt and J. S. Iredell founded Cheltenham College in July 1841 to educate the sons of gentlemen. It originally…

Urgent Help Needed #FeedCheltenham

Urgent help is needed for food supplies for the food pantries in Cheltenham. Please see the information leaflet in this post about the food pantries and opening times in Cheltenham. Please keep reading for some ways you can help and why. Sarah Avery has been at a food network provider meeting this morning and the…

Family Space Manager Sarah Avery receives Paul Harris Fellowship from Cheltenham Rotary Club

On Tuesday 5th of April Sarah Avery, Manager of Family Space, was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for her work at #Feed Cheltenham. The Fellowship is awarded “In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world”. #FeedCheltenham is a Family Space...