October/November Newsletter 2023

YMCA Plymouth triumphs at National Awards

We’re delighted to share that your YMCA is officially YMCA of the Year! We recently headed to the national finals of the Youth Matters Awards 2023 in London, where not only did we win the top YMCA trophy, but also saw one of our inspiring former Discovery College students, Craig McKenna, win ‘Young Achiever of the Year.’

We owe a big debt of thanks to you for all your votes that helped us reach the final, and of course for simply being part of our amazing ‘YMCA of the Year’ community.

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Ocean City Running Club Partners with YMCA

YMCA Plymouth and Ocean City Running Club are firing the starting gun on a new partnership that’s set to help more local people access and enjoy the benefits of running.

New sessions for the club have now started, so if you’re interested in taking up running then get involved.

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Xmas Holiday Club with free spaces for children

We are delighted to be back with our festive holiday club this Christmas!

As part of the ‘Fit & Fed’ scheme, we will again be offering free spaces and meals for eligible children while spaces last.

Visit our website to learn more and book.

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Discovery College student sets sail on an unforgettable experience

It was a true voyage of discovery for our Discovery College student Cherry, who recently got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the crew of a tall ship on an ocean science expedition. We caught up with her to talk about her experience so visit the link below to hear all about it.

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Win a free family session in our soft play area

Take a snap of your little ones in our Ocean City Soft Play and enter our competition to be in with the chance to win a free family session. Plus your photo will be featured on the play area screen!

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Training programmes available for young people to join now

At Discovery College we’re still accepting people into our Sport & Leisure Supported Internship programme as well as on our upcoming #Futures employability course, run in partnership with the National Trust.

Check out the links to learn more.

Other Centre News

Ross releases charity single for YMCA Plymouth

 We have our very own charity single thanks to Ross from Bills Boys Bistro! Ross has recorded a wonderful cover of Bryan Adams’ Heaven to raise money for our work. For just 79p you can download the track on iTunes for your listening pleasure while supporting a good cause at Christmas.

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Experience Christmas never before on our climbing wall with The Rock! Take a look at the festive Climbing Camp they’ve got coming up for kids.
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Check out our free youth cricket sessions this winter hosted at our centre from Wicketz Plymouth

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It’s nearly time for our annual Christmas Fair 

It’s back! Santa and a whole host of amazing local craft stalls are looking forward to welcoming you to our upcoming fair. See our Facebook event for more details.

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