Sep


11

Discovering YMCA Newcastle’s Young People From The Past

We’ve recently rediscovered a plaque commemorating the lives of 100 young men that lost their lives fighting in the 1st World War. The plaque has been stored in a lift shaft in one of our previous properties for the past 40 years. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery and to commemorate the centenary of…

Sep


11

#KnowTheLaw

Do you know the law when it comes to the age of consent and viewing sexual content? The law is confusing, especially when it comes to the age of consent! So we’ve create a short guide to make it easier for you to understand. It’s illegal to create, make or share sexual images or content…

Sep


10

The Toon Army: Newcastle’s Young People in WWI

Young people at YMCA Newcastle will be venturing into the past back to World War 1 to discover the lives of 100 young members of YMCA Newcastle who died while serving 100 years ago. We recently discovered a plaque inside an elevator shaft in one of our former properties. The plaque is engraved with the…

Sep


6

Hungry No More!

Over the 6 weeks holidays, our Holiday Hunger campaign has been in full swing to help hungry children in Walker. To make sure we could help as many young children as we could, we set the target high at £500. We would like to say a huge thank you to the generous donations given to…

Aug


22

Interview Top Tips

Job interviews can be a daunting experience, especially if its your first time at an interview! At YMCA Newcastle we believe that every young person has the right to achieve their full potential, so we’ve put together a guide of some of our interview top tips to help you land your dream job: 1. Predict…

Aug


14

SleepEasy 2018: 6 Months On..

Would you spend a night under the stars to raise funds for others? On a cold March night earlier this year, 15 brave individuals slept rough for a night to raise funds for our homelessness prevention and crisis support work. SleepEasy is a national annual event that is held in March of each year. Its main…

Aug


14

Be Real: Great Expectations Research

The Be Real campaign is determined to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies. It is a national movement made up of individuals, schools, businesses, charities and public bodies. A recent report written by YMCA England & Wales investigates the origins of body image…

Jul


31

Young People Launch Social Media Campaign to Tackle Knife Crime

YMCA Newcastle have launched a new project that aims to raise awareness of knife crime among the City’s young people. The project involves delivering a social media campaign to highlight the effects of knife crime for both victims and perpetrators, helping to reduce crime rates in the City Centre. In recent years, national knife crime…

Jul


24

YMCA Newcastle pledges to end youth holiday hunger

As more and more families struggle to make ends meet and turn to food banks to get by, free school meals have become a reliance for a lot of families and for many children their free school meal is their main nutritious meal of the day. Many families that usually rely on free school meals…

Jul


23

#IPledgeToBeReal: Be Real body confidence campaign

YMCA Newcastle are supporting the Be Real Campaign by taking a stand against unrealistic body pressure! The Be Real Campaign has launched #IPledgeToBeReal asking the nation to fight against unrealistic beauty standards by signing up to its Body Image Pledge. Research carried out by YMCA, In Your Face, found that half of young people have…