Youth Matters Awards – Vote for Y Sports

It is great to be able to share with you all that Y Sports has successfully made it to the semi finals of national youth awards, Youth Matters. Y Sports has had a fantastic first year working with young people aged 10-18 across St Helens but now we need YOU to vote! To get us…



Amazon Smile

We are excited to share with you that you can now support our working using the fantastic Amazon Smile scheme. Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to YMCA St Helens AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. You…



Appeal For Fishing Tackle

We would like to run fishing trips this summer with the people we support. To do this we are looking for donations of any old/spare or unwanted items of fishing tackle: fishing rods fishing poles reels landing nets If you could help with these items please get in touch on: 01744 455030 Thank you!



Give As You Live

Would you like to support YMCA St Helens to do more and help more people – just by shopping online? Well now you can with Give as you Live! When you shop at over 4,000 top stores including Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis via Give as you Live, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend…



Knitting For Africa

Staff across YMCA St Helens and also YMCA Liverpool have been busy taking part in Knitting For Africa. Knitters and crocheters have created a mass of gorgeous handmade beanies, vests and other items for new born babies in Africa. These items will be donated to Knitting For Africa, a project that is committed to helping…



GDPR and YMCA St Helens

YMCA St Helens is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data, and to meeting its data protection obligations. This policy sets out the organisation’s commitment to data protection, and individual rights and obligations in relation to personal data. This policy applies to the personal data of job applicants, employees, workers,…



Refurbishment enters the final phase

YMCA St Helens has been busy delivering an extensive refurbishment project across our first stage accommodation over the past few years and we are now just entering the final stage. The refurbishment was needed to ensure that all the accommodation was not only fit for purpose but provided a comfortable temporary home for everyone who…



Aikido at YMCA St Helens

St.Helens Aikido club were proud and honoured to welcome a special guest   to  YMCA St Helens. Lancashire Aikikai’s Shihan and Technical Director of Aikido  Atsushi Mimuro 7th Dan (Aikido Foundation). He is the Director of The Yokohama International Aikido Club (est 1997) and trained for more than 20 years under the late Seigo Yamaguchi Shihan….



YMCA St Helens supporting Dementia Nurses

 The team at YMCA painted their lips red today to support Dementia UK’s #RedLippyDay Don’t they all look fantastic!? Watch this space for regular updates about our work to support other charities and good causes. There will be more Red Lippy events tomorrow (4th May) if you would like to get involved or you could…



Y Sports Boxing Feedback

As the Y Sports Programme continues to develop, we recently received a fantastic testimonial from Gary Crickson at Forge Fitness in Rainhill:   “I am Gary Crickson, owner of Forge Fitness in Rainhill which runs the YMCA Youth Sports funded Boxing Fitness classes for 15-18yr olds on Mondays at 5-6pm and 10-14yr olds on Wednesdays…