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Brighton YMCA joins forces with London charity in the fight against homelessness during the London to Brighton Cycle Ride

The largest supported housing provider in Brighton, Brighton YMCA, has teamed up with remarkable Caritas Anchor House from London, for Skyline’s 10th year anniversary London to Brighton Bike Ride. The sports challenge, which is 55 miles long and includes astounding countryside views, is taking place on the 15th of September 2019 and promises to be […]

Last chance to see our Artists’ Open House!

This is the last weekend that you can visit Brighton YMCA’s Open House on the Artists’ Open House trail.   The exhibition features outstanding work by artists in our supported housing.   Here is what Alex, one of the clients who was involved in putting together the exhibition, said:   ‘Over sixty artworks will be on display, […]

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Visit our ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE this weekend!

This weekend, come visit an established venue on the Artists’ Open House trail. We at Brighton YMCA are excited to open our doors once again, to showcase the outstanding artwork created by our clients. Do you want to bask your eyes in outstanding artwork this weekend, and at the same time support a wonderful cause?  […]

My experience: from William Collier to independent housing

In 2016, I was placed in emergency accommodation, having been without stable housing for over 3 years. I was there for 4 months, then referred to YMCA William Collier House in December, 2016. At that time, I frequently had suicidal feelings and acted on these impulses on several occasions. I felt isolated and hopeless. Seeing […]

MAKE CHANGE COUNT – Help us help others

We are proud to announce that we have joined MAKE CHANGE COUNT, a Brighton and Hove initiative raising awareness of charity and rough sleeping. We are aligning ourselves with Brighton and Hove City Council, ClockTower Sanctuary, Sussex NightStop, Antifreeze, BHT, StMungos and Equinox in asking people to help rough sleepers by donating to recognised organisations […]

Brighton YMCA Ultramarathon runner is raising funds for Indian charity

Brighton YMCA project worker Shawn Timmons has decided to raise funds for newly set up charity Indian Futures this year. Shawn’s challenge is an ultramarathon. Here is what he said about it: ‘Life is always about making the best of what you have, and having personally overcome many challenges, a chronic illnesses and adversity in […]

Waitrose customers choose Brighton YMCA in #Community Matters award

We were grateful to receive the highest number of votes this month in Waitrose Brighton’s #Community Matters award. We were pleasantly surprised to receive a generous cheque of  £458 from our local Waitrose branch. Having been one of the charities featured by Waitrose as part of their #Community Matters initiative during November, we received the […]