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7th November 2018

Christmas Giving Campaign

Please help us to continue to provide the support and care that our young people so desperately need. We are appealing for Christmas donations for our 36 residents, two-thirds of which are male and one-third female. We have set up Christmas boxes in reception for you to leave your items in. We are aiming to fill a shoebox with small gifts for each resident so that they have something to open on Christmas morning. The
5th November 2018

The Origin of the Red Poppy

The red poppy has long been a signifier of remembrance for those who valiantly gave their lives in the First World War, and although the infamous Flanders Fields was filled with these flowers, very few people know the true story about why we began pinning these poppies to our clothes. Moina Belle Michael, a young teacher volunteering with the YMCA, describes how the idea for a memorial emblem of a red poppy came to her
Picture of completed work on allotment
Last month a group of YMCA staff, residents and volunteers headed to our local allotment to inject some life into what was a rather bleak and muddy space, with the help of ‘Fruit-full Communities.’ Fruit-full Communities provide the materials needed to create green spaces, promoting biodiversity and ensuring environmentally sustainable global development. This amazing work is then further enhanced through educational workshops which provide young people with knowledge and skills needed to design, plant and
We are absolutely delighted to bring you the news that YMCA North Tyneside has been awarded the Outstanding Social Enterprise Award at The Journal and The Gazette 2018 North East Charity Awards. These awards were launched 4 years ago as a way of recognising charities, individual fundraisers and local businesses who raise vital funds for local charities in the North East. This year they received over 250 entries and the judges commented on the quality
Great North Run 2018
21st September 2018

Great North Run 2018

The dust is finally settling, the muscles are easing off and our 17 strong Great North Run team are celebrating after a hugely challenging race day. The weather was very warm and made the 13.1 miles even more of a slog. However, this didn’t stop them and every member of our team made it over the finish line, and we couldn’t be prouder of them all. As it stands our running total is over £4500,
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