YMCA Brighton’s newly appointed CEO: Hélène Begg

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YMCA Brighton are thrilled to announce the appointment of Hélène Begg as our new Chief Executive Officer from the 20th November 2023. Hélène has worked with YMCA Brighton over numerous roles, starting off as a Project Worker at George Williams Mews; then becoming a Senior Project Worker at Steine House, to then join the Management…

Youth Matters Awards 2023

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YMCA Brighton were fortunate enough to attend YMCA England & Wales Youth Matters Awards on the 3rd of November. It was a truly inspirational evening, witnessing the achievements and projects of all other YMCAs across England & Wales. A huge congratulations to all the finalists and winners across the organisations, particularly the winners of the…

Youth Matters Awards: YMCA Brighton have made it to the final!

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YMCA England & Wales have announced the finalists for the Youth Matters Awards, and we are thrilled to share that we have made it to the final for both categories, Support & Advice (Creating a Culture of Collaboration) and Training & Education (EVOLVE). Over the last few weeks, nominations in all categories were reviewed by YMCA England and Wales,…

Brighton Pride 2023

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Despite the weather we had a wonderful time in the Brighton Pride parade on Saturday with EVOLVE. A huge shout out to our pride team who braved the rain! Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do and it was an honour to be part of the weekend.

Evoke Mind+Matter Donation – Thank You

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A massive thank you to Evoke Mind+Matter who have provided us with an overwhelming amount of toiletry essentials for our residents at YMCA Brighton! Now more than ever, it is a struggle for many to buy even basic necessities and so donations like these are always welcome and greatly received as they are incredibly helpful….


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Together, we are changing the lives of those who would otherwise be homeless in Brighton and Portslade 🏠   Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised an incredible £21,373.68 to support homeless young individuals in Brighton and Portslade. Through our partnership with YMCA England & Wales, the Roomsponsor scheme empowers youth with safe accommodation, life skills,…

Youth Matters Awards: We are semi-finalists!

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After tough deliberation, the judges at YMCA England and wales have shortlisted the 2023 Youth Matters Awards Semi-Finalists, and we are overjoyed to let you know that we are semi finalists for the Support & Advice category with our ‘Creating a Culture of Collaboration‘ AND for the Training & Education category for EVOLVE. Special thanks to all our…

YMCA Brighton Art Exhibition!

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YMCA Brighton are currently holding a wonderful art exhibition at Jubilee Library this week (17th to the 23rd of July), filled with artwork generously donated by clients of YMCA Brighton and EVOLVE (our Work and Learning service). This exhibition provides a space for clients of YMCA Brighton to have a voice and express themselves through…

Brighton Soup 2023

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Last month, we got the opportunity to present at Brighton Soup our wonderful ‘Community Creation’ Garden Project at Fred Emery Court. The garden, as designed by staff and residents together, is set out to encourage connection and allows residents to get involved with gardening. The “sun-soaked serenity space” offers a “zen” area for residents to unwind to…

YMCA Brighton William Collier House receives funding boost

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William Collier House has received a grant of £ 4,000 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund. The Fund provides grants up to £5,000 to local organisations and projects that deliver a lasting and positive impact on the local community. Chris Hall, The Manager, who accepted the grant award on behalf of William…