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December 2021 Newsletter

Thank you for another year ​It has been a transformative year for our centre, as well as a challenging one for many people in our community. We’re grateful to each and person who has been part of what we do in 2021. Thank you for sticking with us – or joining with us if you’re…
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Polar Explorer Jim McNeill becomes the new President of YMCA Plymouth

YMCA Plymouth is proud to introduce our new President, polar explorer and inspirational speaker, Jim McNeill. The role of President will see Jim act as an ambassador and figurehead for our work supporting the local community in the areas of education, health and families. Jim has over 36 years of experience travelling and working in…
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New family-run café set to open at YMCA Plymouth this January

Bill’s Boys Bistro opening soon at YMCA Plymouth A top-class café dining experience will be opening on 4th January at YMCA Plymouth, Honicknowle Lane, bringing with it a newly refurbished café and a fantastic menu of deliciously nutritious food and drink. Called ‘Bill’s Boys Bistro’, the new café will be serving a large selection of…
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November 2021 Newsletter

More bumper crops from our community garden are sent to local foodbank Our community garden has continued to be bountiful into the autumn months thanks to the hard work of our team of gardening volunteers. Over a hundred kilograms of organically grown fruit and veg have been contributed since the summer to Provide Devon who help local…
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September 2021 Newsletter

New Cycle Studio & Gym Now Open  It has been an amazing week introducing all our members to our brand-new Gym and Cycle studio. We’re so pleased to finally be sharing these new facilities with you all and hope you have enjoyed using them! If you didn’t get the chance to try one of our cycle…
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August 2021 Newsletter

A sneak peek at Plymouth’s new premier cycle studio… here at your YMCA It’s not long to wait now as we look to open our new cycle studio at the end of September. The 5-metre cinema screen is in place along with a 5-speaker nightclub-grade sound system and 75 metres of LED lights. Plus, we’ve…
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July 2021 Newsletter

Young people celebrate another successful year at Discovery College Once again we are saying goodbye to another successful cohort of Discovery College students, who have overcome many challenges this year to complete their BTEC and CACHE qualifications with us. Students celebrated with an official Presentation Day event within their year group bubbles, where they received…
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June 2021 Newsletter

Centre redevelopment gets underway If you have been to our centre this month then you will have noticed that a lot is happening! Our main refurbishment works are now fully underway, beginning the construction of our brand-new Gym, Reception and Immersive Spin Studio. We also hope you have been enjoying our new changing rooms that…
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Building a Better YMCA | Fit for the future of our community

Dear YMCA members and centre users, We are extremely excited to share with you today that the major refurbishment works for our centre are about to begin. The works will include: Converting half of Sports Hall 1 into a new modern high-spec gym – complete with all new equipment. Full refurbishment of our main reception…
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April 2021 Newsletter

YMCA Holiday Club returns this June After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, we are super excited to announce our Holiday Club for ages 8-16 will be returning in the next school Half-term (1st June – 4th). Our Youth Team is already planning a range of fun activities to keep young people occupied and…
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