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We’re celebrating National Volunteers Week 2022

It’s Volunteers Week 2022, so we wanted to take the time to thank and recognise all of our  volunteers here at YMCA DownsLink Group! We currently have 140 volunteers working with us across the organisation.
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Meet resident Nova, our talented singer song writer

Our Lead Chaplain, Lucy McGrath, shared a TikTok video from one of our residents, a talented singer song writer living in 24 Hour Supported Accommodation in Brighton.

We celebrate her Majesty the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee

As we get ready to celebrate 70 years of her Majesty the Queen on the throne, we reflect on how immensely proud we are to have the Queen as our Patron of the National Council of YMCAs.
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How the Chelsea Flower Show is inspiring residents

Whether you’re a gardening fanatic or a complete novice, we’re sure you’ve heard of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show which starts this week!
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5 ways to get involved with National Conversation Week

It’s National Conversation Week here in the UK and at YMCA DownsLink Group we’re encouraging the young people we support and staff alike to …

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The YMCA DownsLink Challenge is back for 2022!

Take on the 17.5-mile walk along the Downs Link Pathway from Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea and help us put young people experiencing homelessness back on the path to independence.

Volunteer Chaplains retreat day

On a sunny Saturday, some of our volunteer Chaplains from across the YMCA DLG patch gathered together for the first time in over 2 years for a Retreat Day organised and lead by our Chaplains.

What is Ramadan and how to be an ally

Ramadan is the Islamic Holy Month of fasting and abstaining from things considered to be impure for the mind and body. Our YMCA YAC Support & Advice Worker Shazia Nizam shares why Ramadan is important to her.

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