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Great North Run Case Study : Dan Wallace
Left to right – Joe Wallace, Daniel Wallace, Liam Eagle and Aaron Larvin Dan Wallace had never taken on a running challenge before but decided that 2016 was the year he would take on the Great North Run for YMCA North Tyneside. He says of his training, “The low point of my training was the very beginning as I had never run more than 5 miles before. However, I gradually increased the distance and took
Great North Run 2016 Case Study : Sean Harris
Norham High School teacher Sean Harris has taken part in the Great North Run 4 times, but this year is the first time he has run in aid of YMCA North Tyneside. Sean says:  “I decided to raise funds for YMCA North Tyneside because, as a school, we believe that their work is vitally important. We are a school that cares passionately about local people and local issues. Youth homelessness is something that we want
LandAid helps YMCA to support homeless young people
LaidAid Charitable Trust has approved a grant to YMCA North Tyneside for £117,000. This grant will be used to fund the conversion and refurbishment of a terrace of empty flats above a shops close to YMCA North Tyneside’s flagship housing project in North Shields. The 9 newly refurbished flats will provide safe, secure and suitable “move-on” accommodation for young people that are ready for semi-independent living.  The proximity to YMCA’s Sir Jame Knott House Supported
YMCA training kitchen to help young people into employment
Funding of £17,650 has been awarded by DM Thomas Foundation to YMCA North Tyneside to support into-employment programme for homeless young people in the North East. The grant will be used to create a fully fitted training kitchen and community café within the YMCA building. The training kitchen and café will allow young people who are currently in supported accommodation to receive training and a work placement before transitioning into part or full time employment
David Hodgson, Treasurer at YMCA North Tyneside, rewarded with MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours
The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration was particularly special for David Hodgson, a long serving member of YMCA’s board of trustees, as he was awarded an MBE for 20 years of voluntary service to YMCA and 20 other local voluntary, community and educational organisations. He becomes David Hodgson MBE. David, who has for many years been known as “the coastal accountant,” has helped steer the ship at YMCA on a voluntary basis since 1996 when he
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