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COVID-19 UPDATE

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In line with the latest government announcement, our gym, café and main building are closed to the public from December 31st. We continue to operate our vital services within Youth Work, Supported Accommodation and Day Nursery.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

YMCA 175 Roadshow
7 Oct, 2019
YMCA has a rich heritage and history of prominent individuals and significant events which have made a lasting contribution to society. For the first time, unseen artefacts and untold stories from the last 175 years, will come together as part of one collection to bring to life the impact YMCA has had on young people’s lives. People in the North East will be able to see the exhibition in North Shields.

Co-ordinated by YMCA England & Wales, the travelling exhibition is made possible due to an £86,000 grant received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of YMCA’s 175th anniversary. Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, the project will arrive in North Shields on November 18th.

For those who would like to visit the exhibition, YMCA will open its doors to the public on Tuesday the 19th of November from 3 pm at Bedford Hall on Bedford Street, until Thursday the 21st of November. Dignitaries in North Tyneside have also been invited to attend a special opening on the 18th of November.
Supporting young people is at the core of what YMCA believes and through this heritage roadshow, four young people from North Tyneside have been trained in multiple aspects of the project including oral history training, facilitating local heritage sessions, and undertaking local research. All under the careful guidance of experts from Birmingham University. The project has unearthed new material relating to YMCA both here in the North East and nationally.

YMCA175 EXHIBITION

If you would like to attend this fantastic exhibition, let us know by showing your interest here. For further information, keep an eye out on our social media outlets or give us a call on 0191 257 5434.

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