Feb


11

Knight Frank throws support behind YMCA Exeter Sleep Easy fundraiser

Local estate agents, Knight Frank is backing our annual fundraising night that will see local people sleep out for a night to raise funds and awareness about youth homelessness. The team at Knight Frank will be raising sponsorship money to help the sleep-out go with a swing on Saturday 9th March. The fundraising night is…

Feb


5

YMCA Exeter receive £19,500 to combat loneliness amongst young people

YMCA Exeter is set to work with young people to design innovative new ways to tackle youth loneliness after being awarded £19,500 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand. The local Christian charity, which runs from St David’s Hill, will work with young people to help make their existing community hub more accessible as well…

Dec


10

Charity Santas raise £2,000 for YMCA

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!…

Nov


28

YMCA Exeter award prestigious ‘Order of Red Triangle’

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…

Nov


12

Descend into the freefall experience of your life with YMCA Exeter

YMCA Exeter are inviting daredevils from the local community to take part in their Christmas fundraising challenge – a freefall jump off Haven Banks Tower on Exeter Quay! On Saturday 8th December local people from Exeter, dressed in Santa suits, will jump off the 22 metre high tower to raise funds and awareness for youth…

Oct


18

Fundraising dinner raises £7,500 to combat homelessness

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,…

Oct


15

£20k funding boost for YMCA Exeter

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…

Oct


3

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

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…

Sep


13

Exeter firm pledges support for city’s young and homeless

Exeter based civil engineering firm, Awcock Ward Partnership (AWP), has pledged support for the city’s young and homeless population by entering employees into this year’s Great West Run on behalf of YMCA Exeter. The local Christian organisation, YMCA, is committed to addressing the needs of young homeless people across Exeter and relies of charitable funds…