Story Spotlight: Resident Jess tells her experiences of YMCA

“YMCA has been a life-changing opportunity for me and I hope other people my age can know about the YMCA too.” “My name is Jess, I’m 20 years old and I’ve lived at YMCA Exeter for one year this April. I first moved to St David’s Hill and after staying there for nine months I…



Funding from Allchurches Trust will enhance employment support

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…



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…



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…



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!…



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…



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…



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,…