YMCA World Challenge 2020

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What? The Global Photo Challenge takes place on our Birthday, 6th June 2020, and is part of the World Challenge activities. It’s a chance for you to show off your favourite YMCA merchandise, have fun, challenge friends and see the diversity within the YMCA. Here’s the schedule for the day How? All you need is…

YMCA Black Country Group calls on community to vote for its ‘Young Achiever’ ahead of prestigious national youth awards ceremony

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YMCA Black Country Group is asking local people to vote for one of its inspiring young people ahead of a prestigious national youth awards ceremony. The local youth charity, which has operates in the Black Country has nominated YMCA young person, Clotilda Tigere as Young Achiever of the Year in Youth Matters Awards 2019. Youth…

New build, New Blessing – YMCA to host a Christian service of dedication

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YMCA Black Country Group is hosting a blessing and Christian dedication service, to be conducted by the Bishop of Lichfield Michael Ipgrave at their new development site, ‘Cleveland Road’ (Wolverhampton) on Friday 28th June 2019. The youth charity, which runs a variety of community services including accommodation, health and wellbeing, education and childcare provisions, will…

YMCA Black Country Group welcomes Lord-Lieutenant Mr John Crabtree OBE to explore YMCA Open Door

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Lord-Lieutenant Mr John Crabtree OBE, of the West Midlands, visited YMCA Black Country Group along with Ian Austin MP, to find out more about the Supported Lodgings and Emergency Accommodation Service, YMCA Open Door. Since 2009, YMCA Open door provides housing to young people aged 16-25 in the homes of trained and approved volunteer Hosts,…

YMCA Glebe Centre Receives Royal Honours

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The outstanding efforts and tireless dedication of volunteers working at a homeless centre run by YMCA Black Country, has been honoured with the UK’s highest award for volunteering. The Glebe Centre in Walsall, which provides vital lifeline services to rough sleepers in the area, as well as support for people with drug and alcohol addictions…