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YMCA Sutton Coldfield raises a cool £8.5k as temperatures dropped below 5 degrees at Sleep Easy Event

Local people have helped to raise over £8,500 so far for YMCA Sutton Coldfield at a fundraising event last Friday night that saw people spending the whole night in a DIY cardboard bed in the Gracechurch Centre.

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YMCA Sutton Coldfield calls on local people to join Sleep Easy Event

YMCA Sutton Coldfield is calling on local residents to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to help prevent youth homelessness.

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We are recruiting – Part-time Youth Worker

With funding from Big Lottery Fund and Sheldon Trust, we are launching a new initiative as part of our ‘Triple A’ Youth Work Project. The project will target and work intensively and holistically with young men aged 10-19 years old and their families in Kingstanding, Falcon Lodge, Oscott.

We are looking for a committed, highly motivated youth work practitioner to fill the post of Part-time Assistant Youth Worker.

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Community Comes Together in Young Carers Christmas Appeal

Christmas came early this week for a group of Young Carers attending the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Release Project on Saturday 16th December. Carers received gorgeous gift boxes donated by members of the local Sutton & Boldmere community containing essential toiletries as well as a few extra treats in time for Christmas.

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YMCA Sutton Coldfield Launches “Youth Works” Events For Youth Workers across Birmingham

 

Over 120 Youth Workers came together for a meeting of minds at Edgbaston Cricket Ground this week in the first of a series of events aimed at celebrating youth work and young people across Birmingham. The conference, co-hosted by the YMCA Sutton Coldfield and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, saw the launch of “Youth Works” a series of 6 conferences and award ceremonies to recognise the importance of youth work at a time when funding for youth work projects is in severe decline.

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We are recruiting – Area Lead Youth Worker (Part-time)

New Youth Work Project

With funding from Big Lottery Fund and Sheldon Trust, we are launching a new project which will target and work intensively and holistically with Young People aged 9-19yrs, and their families in 3 target areas; Kingstanding; Falcon Lodge; Oscott.

We are looking for a committed, highly motivated youth work practitioner to fill the post of Part-Time Area Lead Youth Worker

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Local Charity Sings for Joy thanks to Donation from JLR

A generous donation from Jaguar Landrover has brought much joy to members of local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield this week after a donation of £1000 enabled the charity to buy a karaoke machine for the young disabled children’s group.

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Open-air cinema event perfect end to ‘those summer nights’

Over a thousand people gathered at the Conker Island Food and Film festival on Saturday for a fun-filled family day of food, sports and games followed by an open air cinema event.

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Multi-Million Pound Developers seek to quash plans for Charity Community Centre

YMCA Sutton Coldfield, a charity offering much needed services at the heart of the Sutton Coldfield community, is shocked and appalled by a Deed of Variation which aims to withdraw plans for a community centre promised to the charity over 6 years ago as part of a new housing development in Walmley.

Developers Kier/Rubery Owen are threatening to overthrow plans for the YMCA community centre, taking away much needed facilities from those in need in a bid to increase their own profits.

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Local charity visits Palestine and Israel as part of International Youth Exchange

 

Local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield took 17 young local people to one of the world’s most conflicted areas to enrich their historical, religious and political knowledge at a time when young people are getting more and more involved in politics.

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