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Welcome to YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire

We have been working with local people for over 125 years, providing a range of supportive services and opportunities which are accessible, affordable and relevant. We provide support with housing when needed, advice, guidance and training to help with personal development and to find employment. We also offer opportunities to make a real difference to other people’s lives through regular volunteering and fundraising.

Watch our short film to find out more how you can get involved in the amazing work we do. We would love to hear from you.

 

 

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Sign up to Sleep Easy today and help YMCA support more young people find a safe place to stay and access the tools they need to rebuild their lives. One night can make a lifetime of difference.

If you don't already know, Sleep Easy is a fundraising event, which sees participants challenging themselves by sleeping out in a cardboard box for one night and getting sponsored by friends and family to do so.

Register online at ymca-cw.org.uk/sleep-easy-2017, fees are as follows:
£10 Concessions (students, unemployed or retired)
£20 Adult
£50 Team (up to 6 participants)

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Sunday 22 January is Homeless Sunday and YMCA is a partner in the project. Last year, a young person was made homeless every hour in England and hundreds of young people spent at least one night on the streets

Visit the website and download the resources on offer to promote what you’re doing to mark the day, whether it is prayers, meals or collecting donations.

YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire work with young popel aged 16-25 who would otherwise be homeless, and we would be happy to receive donations and arrange a follow up to talk about our work locally. Donations can be made online at: ymca-cw.org.uk/make-a-donation

We are also looking for local people to join Sleep Easy our our sponsored sleep out on Friday 3rd March 2017 at Butts Park Arena. Participants challenge themselves by sleeping out in the cold for one night and getting sponsored by friends and family to do so. Anyone who is interested can register online today at ymca-cw.org.uk/sleep-easy-2017
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We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone from Warwick Volunteers who helped us with the painting and gardening at one of our housing projects today. You did a really great job and it has made a massive difference. We really appreciate your help.

If you, or a group you know would like to volunteer some time in a similar way please do get in touch. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us. Find out more our work at www.ymca-cw.org.uk
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Since the launch yesterday Be Real Campaign's new body anxiety research and toolkit for schools that has been receiving lots of coverage in the media.

If you’re a teacher, you can download the new Body Confidence Campaign Toolkit for Schools from the Be Real website. Also be sure to read all about our research findings from BBC News Online bbc.in/2jFiGUP and watch us on Good Morning Britain from 6 minutes 30 in bit.ly/2jTBpLt.

Download the toolkit and find out more: bit.ly/be-real-schools #BeRealSchool

Plus you can also join YMCA at 2:30pm today when they will be discussing #bodyconfidence in the first Facebook Live with students from Southend YMCA's Free School.
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Thank you to everyone who has been in touch today to talk about the Be Real Campaign​’s new body anxiety research and toolkit for schools. We’ve heard some insightful and moving stories from yo...