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Ben stood outside Filfil cafe

Meet Ben: a cheffing success story

Ben had a difficult time growing up and was thrown out of home at just 15. Through the perseverance of a teacher, Ben was given a home in our 24-hour supported accommodation and life got better. 
Youth Matters Awards 2022 finalists sat on stage with their awards

Youth Matters Awards 2022… Oh what a night!

We had a brilliant evening at the national YMCA Youth Matters Awards 2022 on Friday evening!
Chas Walker

Chas Walker to step down as CEO

After thirteen years with YMCA DownsLink Group, Chas Walker has decided to step down as CEO.

Big Give Christmas Challenge: One donation, twice the impact

Donate to YMCA DownsLink Group as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge during week of 29th Nov to 6th Dec 2022 and your donation will be doubled.
Horsham 3G football pitch mock up image

Artificial 3G pitch proposal for Horsham community

We are currently involved in an exciting development opportunity for the community of Horsham. 
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Period poverty project

Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Forum has launched a YMCA DLG-wide Period Poverty Project to offer free period products to all who need them in our services.
Garden update Trish Jade and Heidi the dog sat on a new bench

Garden improvements across our Brighton projects

You may remember that earlier this summer we asked for your help with redoing the gardens in our supported housing projects across Brighton and Hove.

MP Henry Smith visits LGBTQU+ Haven in Crawley

Young people from our LGBTQU+ Haven project in Crawley recently met MP, Henry Smith to help him understand the challenges they face everyday and why they need his help to promote the rights of LGBTQU+ people.

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