Picnic In The Park 2023
Last Saturday we held our very first ‘Picnic in the Park’ and what a day it was! Nearly 4,000 North Tyneside locals passed through the newly refurbished Northumberland Square on the day and joined in our festivities.
Sage-ing in our Allotment
Our North Shields community allotment has never looked better thanks to the amazing staff from Sage who have volunteered their time not once, but a few times now, to help us clear and revamp the space!
Getting Quizzy With It
Last Friday night we held our first-ever successful Quiz Night fundraiser in Cafe 1879! Thanks to the participation and support of over 45 members of the community, we raised enough money from the ticket sales and raffle held on the night to fund three more community meals!
Fender Comes Around
Last Sunday we welcomed the cast and crew of Liam Fender’s new music video – Time Comes Around, into Cafe 1879. It was an honour to see our cafe so vibrant and Bedford Street become home to obscure sights, Shields’ finest, and lots of passers-by looking confused.
The Journey Begins
Following a nomination from YMCA North Tyneside, Charlie Mood, our HR Assistant is now going on the exciting journey as a YMCA Youth Ambassador!
Easter in North Shields
Half term is always an exciting time for children; they get a well needed break from school and can indulge in some fun activities, however some families living below the breadline struggle to afford the luxury of a day out.
An Eggcellent Easter Donation
Easter is a time of joy and celebration, and what better way to spread joy than by donating Easter Eggs to local families and children?
Half Term Fun
Our Jarrow youth group has had a busy time lately in the build up to the end of March (more to come on that later!).
RAF Leeming VS Airplay Youth Club
During the February Half Term, our young people from the Airplay Youth Club went head to head against staff from RAF Leeming in an exciting day of challenges.
Halloween in Teesdale
Our community team successfully delivered the October half-term plan to our families across Teesdale without a hitch.
Jarrow Animates LGBTQ+ Issues
Our popular Central Jarrow Detached Youth Project was successful in securing funds from the Violence Reduction Unit in a bid to create a short animated video on LGBTQ+
The Start of Our Free Winter Community Meals
Last Wednesday saw the success of our first Winter Community Meal of the year, with over 19 people in attendance enjoying a big bowl of chilli, followed by cake and custard.
YWCA-YMCA Week of Prayer 2022
The 13 – 19th November is the World YWCA and World YMCA Week of Prayer. These sibling organisations, among other things, organise opportunities to unite their local associations around the world on important issues.
YMCA Announces New Outdoor Space For Residents
YMCA recently celebrated the opening of a redeveloped outdoor space for the young people who live under our roof in North Shields.
YMCA Opens Residential Unit in Berwick-upon-Tweed
On 11th October 2022 the Bishop of Berwick, The Right Reverend Mark Wroe officially opened YMCA North Tyneside’s first supported housing project in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Each year, YMCA North Tyneside takes time to reflect on the successes of the previous 12 months and celebrates the results of its charitable work.