Funding from Allchurches Trust will enhance employment support

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YMCA Exeter have been awarded £2,700 from Allchurches Trust in order to enhance our employment support and provision over the coming months. Our young people repeatedly tell us that they do not feel prepared enough for work, which can often be exacerbated by them just not knowing where to start in looking. Our workshop-based employment programme…

Charity Santas raise £2,000 for YMCA

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On Saturday 8th December, participants of all ages took part in our ‘Santa Freefall’ at Haven Banks Tower on Exeter Quay. Tasked with each raising sponsorship money of £100 in support of YMCA Exeter’s work with homeless young people, our team of 15 Santas collectively smashed their goal with £2,000 in the pot, and counting!…

YMCA Exeter award prestigious ‘Order of Red Triangle’

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On Tuesday 27th October, 2018, we had the great honour and privilege of presenting the YMCA ‘Order of the Red Triangle’ award to Benjamin Grimsey. A long standing supporter of YMCA Exeter, Ben served on our Board of Trustees during the 1990s as well as on the Diocesan Board of Mission, through which Ben gave…

Fundraising dinner raises £7,500 to combat homelessness

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On Friday 12th October we held our third annual fundraising dinner at Woodbury Park Hotel with guests including The High Sheriff of Devon, Mrs Grania Philips, and Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Police, Shaun Sawyer. The Black Tie event was attended by 160 people and through ticket sales, a silent auction and individual pledges,…

£20k funding boost for YMCA Exeter

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young people homeless jobs

We’re thrilled to announce that we have received £20,000 from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding boost will enable us to develop our new enterprise programme, enabling previously homeless young people to access the employment market through taking part in mini pop-up enterprises we have…

Ain’t no party like a YMCA ‘End of Summer’ bash!

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ymca exeter internship graduate homelessness volunteer

To mark the end of an extraordinary summer and say hello to cosy nights and the season of hot chocolate and Guy Fawkes, we held our first ever ‘End of Summer’ bash, welcoming staff, volunteers and a new group of TEN:10 Interns into the YMCA Family.  Held at The Stable Rooftop Bar in Exeter, guests…