Three Peaks Challenge 2015

27th January 2016


Three peaks Challenger 2015 by Stevie Clark Note to self: “be careful what you idly chat about in the works canteen”! It was relating my tale of doing this challenge 20 years ago that triggered the interest of a colleague who somehow – perhaps in a bar – persuaded 4 other easily led men of various ages and sizes to be part of a team for this year’s event. So yours truly became team leader having A/ done it
Introducing... our new branding
Happy New Year! 2015 was a truly exciting time for YMCA North Tyneside. Not only did we launch our Supported Accommodation and Community House projects… Not only did our gym get a complete overhaul… But we are now also sporting an incredible new look… We have launched the new YMCA “national brand”, and so you’ll start to see the new look replacing all of our existing branding.  That means that throughout 2016 we’ll be steadily
YMCA Gym Community Christmas Feast
Christmas can be a very lonely time for many people, especially the elderly who may have lost partners or are unable to travel to visit their family. YMCA Gym wanted to change this and so every year our YMCA Gym team swap their usual gym attire for their best Christmas jumpers, stuff their faces with a roast turkey dinner and gather all their aged 60+ class customers to join in the festive cheer. This year was no different! Our
Hope and Hard Hats

16th December 2015

Hope and Hard Hats

Walking in through Reception, the once busy hub at the centre of our YMCA is currently boarded up, looking bleak and inundated with workman in hard hats and high Vis jackets. However, it’s for a very exciting reason… “It’s about enabling a community that helps people reach their potential. Hope takes you further. Hopes sustains you longer.” (John Hawksworth, YMCA North Tyneside Vice-Chair of the Board) Many people don’t have a sense of hope and YMCA North
Music course will prove a hit!
North Tyneside has already turned out chart-topping pop stars such as Sting, Neil Tennant and Andy Taylor, and now Wallsend’s Tyne Metropolitan College is fine-tuning its music production course in a bid to encourage further talent. The course has been improved by adding YMCA Music Studios in Queen Alexandra Road West, North Shields, to the facilities it uses. Studio manager Steve said: “It’s an honour to work with so much local talent, and it’s our job
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