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.
Sir Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth met with local young people in recognition of the work of YMCA North Tyneside on the charity’s 178th birthday
10th of June marked the 178th anniversary of YMCA and in honour of the vital work being done locally, Sir Alan Campbell visited YMCA North Tyneside. Sir Alan met with young people, volunteers and YMCA staff to hear their stories and work on creating a brighter future...
Trustee Raises Money for YMCA North Tyneside
One of our fantastic Trustees, Mark Earl, has completed ‘The Wall’–a gruelling 70-mile course along Hadrian's Wall, from Carlisle to Newcastle Quayside, this past Saturday 18th of June, raising over £1000 for YMCA North Tyneside. Mark has completed the event in just...
Royal Jubilations at Café 1879
The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations saw the launch of Cafe 1879’s Afternoon Teas and they were extremely well received by all. Karen and the kitchen team whipped up some amazing tiers of treats, from dainty finger sandwiches to hot quiches, freshly baked scones and...
Case Study: Amber
Amber was forced to leave home to escape an abusive relationship. Her ex-partner used to control her finances and demand that she gave him more and more money. He also used to make her live by a rota which he created. When he became increasingly aggressive and controlling Amber had to leave.
Case Study: The Trouble with Trevor
When lockdown hit, the quaint area of Cockfield became quieter than a ghost town, particularly due to the fact that Cockfield is home to a significant number of elderly individuals, meaning most of the residents were vulnerable and restricted to their homes for months on end.
Featonby’s support homeless youngsters in North Tyneside
Featonby’s, the North East Auction House, have really stepped up to the mark in terms of supporting homeless young people in North Tyneside.
YMCA Great North Run (2021)
What a funny old year!
In 2020, we were proud to stand behind 16 runners signing up to participate in the much anticipated Great North Run event, celebrating 40 years of the marathon. However, the unexpected downfall of the pandemic postponed the physical run to 2021, resulting in many participants stepping down from their spot due to a conflict in plans.
Kickstarting employment for 16 to 24 year olds
YMCA North Tyneside helps create a supportive, inclusive and engaging community where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive. And as part of our mission, we have engaged in the government scheme ‘Kickstart’ which provides funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Case Study: Inspiring Young Female
Grace began attending YMCA’s Youth Project back in 2015 when she was just 9 years old. She had a very challenging upbringing and YMCA North Tyneside soon became aware of the struggles that Grace had encountered throughout her childhood, such as family bereavements, regular dealings with social services and numerous problems with living circumstances.
New Mentoring Programme Connecting Vulnerable Girls with Positive Role Models
YMCA North Tyneside has officially launched Y’s Girls, a programme specifically developed to offer help and support to young women and girls at risk of developing mental health issues, and they are calling on the community to get involved.
A Graceful Win for NE Youth’s Inspiring Young Female Award
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, NE Youth presented a number of awards to six incredible women, in honour of their amazing talent.
Keeping YMCA Staff Connected through Cuisine
Last Friday, a number of YMCA staff grabbed their aprons and took to their kitchens for a group cooking session, courtesy of Ravenous Fox.
Like in many organisations, staff had seen very little of each other throughout the pandemic, particularly in group scenarios, so a good catch up was well overdue.
On the evening of Wednesday 3rd March as part of the YMCA Healthy Habits programme, a group of young people from the YMCA organised and delivered a bingo evening for clients of Age UK.
Housing gets a surprise from Sainsbury’s
For the past couple of years, Sainsbury’s at the Broadway have kindly supported YMCA North Tyneside by donating everything from tinned foods to toiletries and many of their staff have even contributed their time to volunteering projects.
YMCA Gym Team Hit the Small Screen
At YMCA Gym, the wellness of their members comes first and despite having to close the North Shields based fitness centre, the gym staff have been virtually inviting people into their homes, and giving their time to help locals stay active during lockdown.