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Eddie Izzard and Sally Gunnell OBE, Support YMCA DownsLink Challenge

We are delighted to have secured the support of local comedian, campaigner and marathon runner extraordinaire Eddie Izzard for our YMCA DownsLink Challenge fundraising event. She joins Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE in encouraging people to walk or run 16 miles (or 36 for those after a bigger challenge) on Saturday 17 July along the …

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Thought for the Week: Eid Mubarak!

Our West Sussex Chaplain, Samantha Burton, shares her thought for the week on the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations, marking the end of the Muslim festive Ramadan. This week/today sees our Muslim friends, both in this country and around the world, marking the end of the Month of fasting and prayer that is Ramadan, with the Eid …

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Tackle Root Causes Youth Homelessness Community

Tackling youth homelessness: YMCA DownsLink Group transforming young lives in your community

“Just walking through the doors of the YMCA and seeing the staff and the residents and having banter with them and talking to them.  It’s just like having a home away from home and having a sense of family. I think you can’t really put a price on that…” YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity …

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Thought for the week: Self compassion

Samantha Burton, West Sussex Chaplain, treats us to an excerpt from a book she’s recently read: Honesty over Silence – It’s OK not to be OK by Patrick Regan and challenges us to remind ourselves that we are only human… Recently I’ve been reading (in a kind of dipping in and out of way) a book called Honesty …

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