artist open houses

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 […]

#Cheer three times for three years of local #RedCupCheer

Brighton YMCA is one of 250 #RedCupCheer causes Brighton YMCA clients benefited from local residents’ and Starbucks’ heart-warming generosity this Christmas, after being nominated as one of Starbucks and Neighbourly’s 250 #RedCupCheer good causes. Throughout December 2016, 5p of each Starbucks holiday drink went towards a local cause. Thanks to their initiative and your online […]

Brighton YMCA’s active, warm and healthy winter roundup

Brighton YMCA staff and clients have joined forces with local services, charities and businesses to help our clients stay warm, active and healthy this winter. From gardening, home made soups, fresh smoothies, sewing and mindfulness taster sessions, the various events and activities on offer are too tempting to resist!   George Williams Mews hosted a […]