May


4

Captain Tom 100 challenge inspires local people to raise money for YMCA Exeter

May bank-holiday weekend saw people from across Devon taking part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge to raise vital funds for YMCA Exeter’s work with local, young people.   From skating 100 laps of the Heavitree skatepark, to litter picking 100 pieces of litter around St David’s Hill, local people used their imagination and rose to the challenge.  …

Mar


24

Statement 24th March, 2021

We are deeply saddened to confirm that one of our residents was found unresponsive at our supported accommodation in Exeter earlier this afternoon and was confirmed deceased by the paramedics. The immediate family have been informed and police liaison officers are providing support at this extremely difficult time. As this has just happened, the cause…

Sep


3

Spotting young people’s potential and giving them time

Over the past few weeks our YMCA Exeter youth and support workers have been in touch with young people getting their GCSE, BTEC and A-Level results. Read on to hear our Joint CEO, Si Johns, reflect on his own story from education into employment and discovering God’s calling. _______________________________________________________________________ Being a teenager in 2020 is pretty nerve…

Aug


11

Host family recruitment advert

TEN:10 Interns 2019/20 “My host family made it so easy for me to feel at home in Exeter. They became my second family and supported me all the time, comforted me and gave me a home of love, joy and warmth.” -Carmen, Intern 19/20 We’re looking for local host families to give our new TEN:10…

Jul


2

YMCA Exeter spreads Midsummer Joy across the city

YMCA Exeter surprised residents and business owners in Exeter last week with random acts of socially-distanced kindness.  Free bags of chocolate, posies of flowers and drink vouchers sprang up attached to railings and trees across the city in a bid to put a smile on the faces of people coming out of lockdown. Sticking carefully…