December 2020 Newsletter

Thank you for a year like no other

As we come to the end of 2020, the whole team at YMCA Plymouth would like to give you a big thank you for standing by us and being part of our community, in what has been an unprecedented year for everyone.

This year, we’ve taught young people virtually through our Discovery College, moved our gym into a sports hall, delivered activities for children online and to key worker children in local schools – plus, we’ve supported our most vulnerable at this time; whether that’s through mental health support, cardiac rehabilitation, or alleviating food poverty for families in need.

None of this would have been possible without your help. Whether that was through sticking by us with your membership, your kind words on social media, or your support of our fundraising events.

Despite the challenges, we’re proud to say that this year has shown what YMCA Plymouth stands for and what we do best – a community coming together to support each other, whether it’s through education, health & wellbeing or family work.

While the next few months will still have its challenges, we’re confident 2021 will be another year to remember for YMCA Plymouth, for even more positive reasons. We have a lot of exciting developments planned and we can’t wait to get started.

Thank you for being part of our community, and on behalf of all the YMCA team, stay safe and have a Merry Christmas.

Discovery College: Virtual Open Day
21st January

YMCA Plymouth

Discovery College is hosting a Virtual Open Day for Year 11s looking to take their next steps in September 2021.

The event will showcase the range of vocational courses on offer at Discovery College, give you a chance to learn about student life at Discovery, as well as give young people the opportunity to ask our tutors questions.

If you know a young person in Year 11 considering their options for next year, please share and let them know about the event.

Sign up here

Last chance to win a £100 M&S Food voucher & over £500 worth of other prizes before Xmas!

Enter our Christmas raffle draw today to be in with the chance to win lots of fantastic prizes.

It’s £1 per ticket, but the more you buy, the better your chances! The draw will be held at 10am on Christmas eve. You can purchase your tickets online here or by visiting the reception desk.

We will be streaming the draw live on our Facebook page, so be sure to join us then to see if you’ve won.

Good luck!

Working in partnership to help vulnerable families

This month we have been working with Four Greens Community Trust & the Argyle Community Trust, to support their campaign to deliver food parcels to vulnerable people in the local community. Thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible at such an important time of the year.

Christmas Opening Times

For gym members and class users – please note, you can find our centre opening times and class timetable for the festive period on our website here.

Once again, thank you for your support and we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!