More than 30 YMCA DownsLink Group staff and supporters took part in a 37 mile off-road sponsored cycle ride on Sunday 21st September. The cyclist set off early in the morning from YMCA Guildford’s Bridge Street venue and took the scenic Downs Link path all the way to Shoreham with a stop over in Horsham.
On Tuesday 23rd September, a community event was held at YMCA DLG’s Horsham Y Centre. The event was a great opportunity for local organisations to network, share ideas and find out how they can support each other. In the afternoon, the Y Centre was open to the public allowing the organisations to promote their work to local people.
The 2014 National Citizen Service (NCS) has started and a group of young people taking part are now working hard to make their community action project a reality. Their plan is to build a bike workshop facility at the Y Centre in Horsham.
On Tuesday 12th August YMCA DLG’s Crawley Foyer was featured on Chanel 4′s Undercover Boss as YMCA England’s director of HR, Bims Alalade, went undercover to experience how YMCA services been affected by the funding cuts.
On Saturday 2nd Augusts staff, young people, friends and supporters of YMCA DownsLink Group, YMCA Reigate and Redhill and Sussex Nightstop came together to celebrate and take part in Brighton’s LGBT Pride Parade.