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. 

Hadrian's Wall map

Mark has completed the event in just over 12 hours. After he finished Mark joked he never wishes to run again. “My body is in the worst physical pain it’s ever been (…) but it was a great event and good way to see parts of the North I’ve never been to before,” Mark said.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Mark and everyone who has supported him and donated. 

YMCA North Tyneside houses 30 young people at risk of homelessness and delivered safe space and community events for multiple young groups across North Tyneside and Teesdale.

Mark Earl Running

If you’d like to get involved and fundraise for us, enquire with our Gym staff.

There are still spaces to run the Great North Run in September!

Read more news stories:

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. In light of this week, Ian Pearson, shares a story...

read more

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. What was previously an unused and unloved space has undergone a major transformation and is now a vibrant and welcoming outdoor area for...

read more

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. Commisioned by Northumberland Council Council, Henderson Court, which is adjacent to Tweedmouth...

read more

Our Impact

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. 2021 - 2022 was a challenging year… As we emerged from lockdowns and the COVID pandemic, it wasn’t simply a return to...

read more

Fundraising at The Great North Run 2022

On Sunday 11th September 2022, seven enthusiastic runners completed the Great North Run in support of YMCA North Tyneside. In total they raised over £2,000 to help YMCA deliver much needed youth activities in areas of North and South Tyneside.One of the runners,...

read more