Dishing up support for those affected by Covid-19

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Our community centre in Walker Park is offering extra helpings of support to residents hardest hit by the Coronavirus outbreak, including a meals-on-wheels service, inter-active toddler groups online and activity packs for isolated older people. We are working with Walker Parish Church and other local charities to coordinate a meals-on-wheels service for families facing financial…

Help us feed those hit hardest by Coronavirus

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Donate Now   No one could have predicted the magnitude of the corona-virus outbreak in our communities. Everyone’s lives continue to change drastically each day as the spread continues. However, the families who are hardest hit by the outbreak face extra fears as they worry where their next meal will come from, particularly self-employed people…

A Sparkling 170th Anniversary Celebration

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On Tuesday 29th October, YMCA Newcastle celebrated their 170th anniversary as Newcastle’s oldest young people’s charity at The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle. The venue also hosted the charity’s first ever meetings in 1849. The evening featured an exhibition of the charity’s work over the last 170 years and musical performances from young people. Guests included the…

The Toon Army

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Early in 2018, a WW1 memorial plaque was discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft where it had lain for 40 years. The plaque commemorates 100 young men from YMCA Newcastle who died while serving in The Great War over 100 years ago.     Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund,…

Fun Little Foodies

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Children enjoy healthy fruit

Thanks to funding from Food Nation and Newcastle Public Health, YMCA Newcastle will be helping to tackle food poverty among children and young people in Byker and Walker, as well as helping them to learn more about growing food and cooking nutritious meals. Children who rely on free school meals will be able to enjoy…

170th Anniversary Silent Auction Opens

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Help us to support more of Newcastle’s young people on our 170th anniversary by bidding in our silent auction fundraiser! There are four luxury prizes up for grabs- including a 2-night stay for 2 at Manchester’s luxury Citysuites apartments, hotel stays at The Hilton and Malmaison, Newcastle and brunch with fizz for 2 on The…

‘What’s in a Geordie?’

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Young people at YMCA Walker youth project have been exploring what it means to be a Geordie with the help of a local film-maker. While reality TV shows such as Geordie Shore have contributed to popular national stereotypes of how young people from Newcastle dress, behave and live, young people at Walker project have different…

YMCA Newcastle to Launch a City Centre Poverty Prevention Programme

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YMCA Newcastle is preparing to launch a range of programmes and activities to support local 16-25 year olds from SPACE2…, the charity’s inner-City youth project on Pilgrim Street. The project has been made possible thanks to funding from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. YMCA Newcastle have…