YMCA DLG on Undercover Boss

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.

Our staff member who is also an ex-resident, Alys Guntley, was one of the stars of the show. Alys now runs cookery classes for Crawley Foyer residents. The Undercover Boss joined Alys at one of her classes and was really impressed by the way she engaged with the young people.

During and after the programme there was a lot of positive interaction happening on Twitter. We joined the online conversation from the YMCA DLG Twitter account by using the #UndercoverBoss hashtag. The feedback about the YMCA was great and it gave us an opportunity to promote our work to a wide audience nationally. You can have a look at #UndercoverBoss on Twitter to view the conversation (please note the feed will contain all tweets with #UndercoverBoss, not just the YMCA ones). To give an insight of the positive feedback we have posted some of the tweets below:

Peter Jeffrey ‏@potejoffs
Very proud and thankful for all the staff and volunteers at YMCA across our nation – they make such a difference #UndercoverBoss

Tony Brady ‏@tonbaberdeen
Just watched #UndercoverBoss what a great job the #ymca do, these folks really put others before themselves #makeadifference

Sarah Axford ‏@Sarahax84
Very proud to be a YMCA employee tonight. Great to see just a tiny snapshot of the great work that goes on in England #UndercoverBoss


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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