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March Newsletter 2024

New T-Level qualification in Childcare coming to Discovery College

As Year 11’s start finalising their next steps for moving into post-16 education, we are proud to announce the launch of an exciting new opportunity: the T-Level qualification in Education & Early Years at Discovery College.

We’re hosting an open information event for young people and parents on 26th March 2024.

Register now to come along and learn more about the new course. You’ll get the chance to speak to our tutors and find out how this qualification could be your first step towards a career in Childcare.

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All-new 8-2-5 Holiday Activity Club coming to YMCA this Easter

Our renowned Holiday Club for ages 8-16 is getting an all-new look this Easter, along with heaps of new activities. Say hello to the 8-2-5 club! Running from 8am to 5.30pm throughout the school holidays, this club has everything your kids need to keep them entertained, active and engaged throughout the half-term.

Check out the local news story below to learn more about fun activities we’ll be running, from just £17 a day.

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Earbuds Giveaway for fitness members – enter our free draw

Thanks to the amazing people at Precor (the manufacturers of our top-spec gym equipment) we’re running a free giveaway draw for our fitness members!

If you want to get your workout groove on, you can with some brand-new Google Pixel Earbuds worth over £100. Simply click below to enter via your email. Plus, you can boost your chances of winning by entering again with a Google Review and via Instagram too!

Only YMCA Plymouth fitness members may enter and full T&Cs apply.

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New YMCA affordable supported housing project for young people coming to Plymouth

Our colleagues at YMCA Exeter are bringing their hugely successful supported housing expertise to Plymouth. Working in partnership with Young Devon, Plymouth City Council and ourselves, they will be helping provide over 47 affordable flats to our city. We at YMCA Plymouth will be partnering with the project to facilitate Education & Training for residents, as well as looking to provide other services and support as the project develops.

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YMCA Plymouth celebrates its staff and volunteer superstars 

Following our national ‘YMCA of the Year’ award as well as our Regional and Local ‘Community Champion’ award wins, we’ve hosted our very own awards earlier this month to recognise the people who made our success possible.

Our staff and volunteer team often go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of the young people and wider community we support. There were 11 awards on the night with 33 finalists – all heroes whose efforts make a huge impact on our charity. Well done everyone!

Students ‘tee-up’ success with new supported internship programme

The new Discovery College supported internship programme is now in full swing and our students took some time last week to catchup together with some Adventure Golf.

The fun morning out was a change from their usual internship placement work and study at Discovery College. It was a chance for the students on the programme to share their experiences about how they are finding the course and get to know each other better.

The programme is open to young people with additional needs, helping support them into roles within the Sport and Leisure sector and working with partners such as Plymouth Active and China Fleet Country Club.

Applications are ongoing so check out our website to learn more.

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Free chiropractic consultations available at YMCA Plymouth

Do you need help with any aches and pains? We’ve teamed up with County Chiropractic to offer free consultations in our gym consultation room on Wednesday evenings.

Slots will be available to book from 5.30pm – 7pm for YMCA Plymouth members.

To learn more, please contact County Chiropractic directly, or to book a consultation slot please visit our reception desk.

Psst..Our fitness membership prices are staying low!

Last year we committed to keeping our prices locked down. We then lowered our Gold Membership price to only £24.99 per month. Today we can give you peace of mind that these prices will not rise this year. This includes new members.

Once again thank you for your loyal membership. As a charity, your membership at YMCA helps fund vital local work – not the profits for shareholders of a large national chain. So it really does make a difference!

So if you believe in what we do, enjoy our state-of-the-art gym and our unmatched group fitness timetable, then please do tell your friends or join today if you’re new.

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