On Friday 12th October YMCA Exeter held its third annual fundraising dinner at Woodbury Park Hotel with guests including The High Sheriff of Devon, Mrs Grania Philips, and Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Police, Shaun Sawyer.
The Black Tie event was attended by 160 people and through ticket sales, a silent auction and individual pledges, and so far YMCA Exeter have raised £7,500 with donations still being made.
Exeter based civil engineering firm, Awcock Ward Partnership (AWP), has pledged support for the city’s young and homeless population by entering employees into this year's Great West Run on behalf of YMCA Exeter.
The local Christian organisation, YMCA, is committed to addressing the needs of young homeless people across Exeter and relies of charitable funds to continue its work.
Residents and volunteers at YMCA Exeter are delighted to announce that a recording of their EP album “Blessing” is now available online to download from Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Google Play and iTunes.
The EP album is the result of a joint project called ‘Making Invisible People Visible’, between YMCA Exeter and Professor Paul Cloke at The University of Exeter.
The album took YMCA Exeter residents’ on an emotional journey through song-writing, creativity and public performance, giving them the opportunity to make their voices heard.
Devon’s youth services will be run by a new and independent organisation from 1 February.
DYS Space Ltd, a not- for profit Public Sector Mutual established with the support of Devon County Council, has been appointed to run the county’s youth services for the next three years following a major review of the service, widespread public consultation and a robust procurement process.
A group of dedicated young people, the Macula Collective, have been out in all weathers, all through the winter capturing images of Heavitree Pleasure Grounds - IN THE DARK! This project was commissioned by the people of Heavitree themselves as part of the Heavitree Squilometre project and we're pleased present the results of this youth-focused work in a pop-up Exhibition in Heavitree Park.
The Exhibition will also include images from other memory and reminiscence work from other members of the Heavitree Community who were keen to share what the Park means to them.
M&S and The Exeter YMCA are calling on local people to roll up their sleeves and Spark Something Good in a week of volunteering that will positively impact 24 projects at the heart of the community in Exeter and Plymouth.
On Thursday 8 September, we are calling on volunteers to help us host Devon’s Big Cream Tea for the local community. Through this event, we aim to spread the word about the fantastic work of YMCAs nationwide and the work that we do for young people to help them to achieve their goals.
Social enterprises and organisations pursuing a public service mission are being invited to put forward their plan for the future running of Devon’s youth services.
Devon County Council approved proposals to divest the service to an independent organisation, such as an employee-led public service mutual or other social enterprise in October last year, and is now welcoming bids from those who want to deliver the service on their behalf from 1 February 2017.
Exeter City Swimming Club had a hugely successful South West Regional event this year with more of its swimmers than ever achieving the qualifying times required to enter. In total 43 swimmers qualified with 39 swimmers taking part in 182 individual races, with 47 finals being swum and a total of 20 medals achieved. All those that took part either beat their entry times or confirmed personal best times which is excellent given the hard racing they had taken part in recently.
Young people across the UK will to continue to benefit from lower bus fares after Stagecoach extended a national offer.
Following the successful introduction of a £2 Dayrider ticket for under 19s, the offer has been extended for a further six weeks to allow young people to benefit over the Easter period. More than 300,000 tickets offering unlimited travel within local regions were sold across the country during February.