Mayor praises George Williams Centre’s holistic approach

George Williams Centre welcomed the Mayor of Brighton and Hove earlier this year. The Mayor praised the holistic approach to client support at George Williams Centre: from the high standard of Band 2 and Band 3 accommodation, to the life skills and therapeutic activities provided by the Centre. Tea, coffee and cake followed the piano […]

YMCA residents getting their FareShare each week!

For the last six months all food served at George Williams Mews’ Breakfast Club every Friday has been provided weekly by FareShare. More than 20 people are sitting at the table every Friday morning, sharing food and company.The menu includes fresh fruit and vegetable, wholesome cereal, soya milk and yoghurt and the list goes on. […]

Gardening prize won third time in a row!

This year, for the third time in three consecutive years, Brighton YMCA’s George Williams Centre won a prize in the Brighton and Hove City in Bloom competition. This year it was the ‘Best Community Charity Garden’ Special Commendation. Entries to the competition are invited from the Brighton community – businesses, schools, local residents who wish […]

Marathon runner helps kick-start bicycle repair group

After working hard at setting up Fred Emery Court’s bicycle maintenance and repair group, project worker Shawn Timmons realised it needed help to grow. So on the 21st of September, Shawn decided to run the Farnham Pilgrim marathon to help fundraise for the group. The group involves the residents in the repair of old bikes. […]

Brighton YMCA Creative Showcase at Brighton Fringe

This year’s Fringe saw a fascinating and exciting collection of artwork created by participants in Brighton YMCA’s art group. The exhibition included paintings, drawings, collage and sculpture and was on show for one week only in the beautiful surroundings of the state-of-the-art George Williams supported housing complex in Portslade. One client said: “Creating my own […]

Garden Created by Brighton YMCA residents wins local award!

Residents from Brighton YMCA’s George Williams Mews in Portslade are celebrating after they were awarded third prize in the renowned annual Brighton & Hove City in Bloom competition, in the Best Wildlife Category. Entries to the competition are invited from the Brighton community – businesses, schools and local residents who wish to improve their local […]

St Cuthbert’s Housing Association Donation

George Williams Centre was very grateful to receive a donation of £500 from St Cuthbert’s Housing Association, Hove for the provision of a PC to be used within the projects Art Group.   This has already been a great success and has enable clients of all skill levels to be able to make use of […]

Jams sold out at Christmas Fair

Jams, chutneys and Christmas cakes made by Brighton YMCA residents were sold for fund raising at the Friends’ Centre and St Bartholomew’s Christmas and Craft Fair this Saturday, 30th of November 2013. The money will be put towards refurbishing William Collier House’s kitchen, a Brighton YMCA project where the residents prepared all the preserves and […]