Celebrating a Year of Positive Change and Gratitude at YMCA Cheltenham: Survey Highlights and Support Worker Appreciation

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As we look back upon the last year here at YMCA Cheltenham it is with great pride and gratitude we reflect on our amazing staff teams across the organisation, as they embody YMCA Cheltenham’s values such as integrity, honesty, openness, empathy kindness, generosity and grace, as they consistently change peoples lives through the inspiring work…

Cotteswold Dairy Donates Brand New Van to Feed Cheltenham: Enhancing Community Support

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Feed Cheltenham and Cotteswold Dairy are showcasing the power of community collaboration through the donation of a new van, a significant enhancement to the logistical capabilities of local food pantries aiding vulnerable populations within Cheltenham. The Gift that Keeps on Giving Cotteswold Dairy has generously donated a new van to Feed Cheltenham, a local initiative…

Championing the Homeless: Cheltenham’s Sleep Easy 2024

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Introduction In the heart of Gloucestershire, the Sleep Easy 2024 event in Cheltenham shone a light on the community’s unyielding spirit, rallying unprecedented support for one of society’s most pressing issues: homelessness.  This initiative went beyond the mere act of fundraising; it provided a poignant, immersive experience that invited the community to deeply engage with…

Taekwondo in Cheltenham

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Taekwondo Article Image Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that was developed in the early 20th century. It is a combination of several traditional Korean martial arts, including Taekkyon, Subak, and Karate. Taekwondo is a full-body workout that combines kicking, punching, blocking, and self-defence techniques. The name Taekwondo comes from the Korean words tae (to kick), kwon (to...

YMCA Cheltenham Martial Arts Classes – Judo

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YMCA Cheltenham Martial Arts - Judo - Featured Image Are you looking for Cheltenham martial arts classes? We recommend that you strongly consider our Judo sessions at YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre. Judo is a martial art that originated in Japan in the late 19th century. It is a unique martial art that involves grappling, throwing, and submission techniques. Judo is more than just a...

On Homelessness – Interview with Support Worker Alan Page

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How long have you been working for YMCA Cheltenham? I have been here just over 14 months now. I started in November 2021.   What do you enjoy most about working for YMCA Cheltenham? Engaging with the residents every resident is different, with different stories about where they have come from and for me, it’s…

DanceFit Fitness Class in Cheltenham

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  YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre offers a variety of fitness classes, including DanceFit, to help individuals improve their overall physical and mental wellbeing. DanceFit, a high-energy dance workout, is a popular fitness class in Cheltenham for good reason. Here are a few of the many benefits of DanceFit. First, DanceFit provides a full-body workout. This…

YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre – Badminton

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Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape? Look no further than badminton at the Cheltenham YMCA Sports Centre! This popular racquet sport offers numerous physical and mental benefits that can help improve your overall health and well-being. One of the main benefits of playing badminton at the Cheltenham YMCA…

What is Circuit Training?

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Are you looking for a local exercise class? Circuit training is a fantastic workout for anyone regardless of their level of fitness. I spoke to our Sports Centre team member Sarah Gyles to find out more. What is Circuit Training? Circuit Training consists of a set of stations each station is a different exercise, it...

Eating a meal or keeping warm: the true cost of living for young people

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Costo of Living Crisis Featured Image Download 'Inside the Cost of Living' Report As the cost of living crisis intensifies, a report launched today by YMCA England & Wales warns that the health, well-being and future prospects of young residents are under threat, with no proposed Government support in sight. YMCA’s ‘Inside the cost of living crisis’ report was compiled using focus...