YMCA gardeners’ latest prize find is a bird’s nest

Green fingered residents at Brighton YMCA’s Fred Emery Court were delighted by their prize find – a long stemmed rose and a little birds nest. Over the last few years, the group transformed the concrete area into a beautiful garden, where through out the year residents can enjoy events organised within their community. The group […]

Growing places! YMCA garden designer wins lifetime achievement award in prestigious Brighton competition

Paul Attwood, Brighton YMCA’s dedicated gardener, won a lifetime achievement award in this year’s Brighton and Hove City in Bloom competition. The jury recognised Paul’s significant contribution over the years in preserving, enhancing and reinstating Brighton YMCA’s garden, whilst at the same time involving the organisation’s clients in all aspects of gardening. Brighton YMCA’s George […]

Will you spot Craig Ward by the Peace Statue?

On Friday the 30th of September Craig Ward is embarking on a daring bike ride in order to raise funds for a new computer for his fellow residents at one of Brighton YMCA’s residences. Craig will set off at 10am from the Peace Statue in Hove and cycle out to Splash Point in Worthing and […]

Formerly homeless clients thanked at the Brighton YMCA Volunteering Award Ceremony

On the 15th of September, 15 YMCA volunteers took part in an award ceremony celebrating their dedication and commitment to volunteering for Brighton YMCA over the last year. The volunteers’ invaluable contribution was highly praised by Natasha Hooper, Assistant Chief Executive at Brighton YMCA, who said: ‘Volunteering has the power to break down social barriers […]