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...

Cheltenham YMCA Sleep Easy 2022

I will be sleeping rough for one night so others don’t have to, supporting the work Cheltenham YMCA does with the homeless across Gloucestershire. YMCA Cheltenham works with some of the most vulnerable people in our society providing more than 47,000 bed nights per year of supported accommodation for the homeless and those requiring a…

YMCA Sleep Easy 2022

I will be sleeping rough for one night so others don’t have to, supporting the work Cheltenham YMCA does with the homeless across Gloucestershire. YMCA Cheltenham works with some of the most vulnerable people in our society providing more than 47,000 bed nights per year of supported accommodation for the homeless and those requiring a…

YMCA response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Responding to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales, said: “While YMCA appreciates and acknowledges the pressures faced by inflation, international conflict, and our very necessary response, there is no denying that the Chancellor has missed a vital opportunity to provide support for those in desperate financial need. “Tax...

Ukraine Crisis – Hope – Poem by Francesca Tolond

Hope I watch the horror unfolding The terror of brother against brother The threat to the world One man’s desire to have everything Lent has begun – a time of giving up A time of prayer A time of contemplation A time leading to Celebration, Death and Resurrection My prayer is for peace Peace and...