“A Community where
everyone is healthy,
happy and connected”
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.
If you would like to get involved and help our organisation with a more hands-on approach, we would love you to get in touch.
How you can help:
- Join our youth team
- Being a friendly face
- Get involved in the community work
- Get involved within the community café
- Support work in the office
If you would like to fundraise on behalf of YMCA, why not get involved with our up and coming events or even set up your own?
Our main events include:
We are always looking for ways to help improve the lives of the youth of today and tomorrow. Donating to YMCA Teesdale couldn’t be easier. We can assure you, your donation to YMCA Teesdale will be used to benefit the lives of young people in our community through the many projects we offer.
Sleep Easy 2020
On Friday the 27th of March, we’ll be holding our annual Sleep Easy fundraising event to help raise awareness of youth homelessness.
The event will take place at Barnard castle, meeting in the Parish Hall guild room by 7pm at the latest. Bring along your cardboard boxes, sleeping bags and wrap up warm ready to see the night through together.
We’ll be providing food and drinks with curry from Babuls Indian and breakfast sandwiches in the morning.
If you would like to get involved with this incredible event, simply sign up below and we’ll provide you with everything you need to know.
YMCA Community Café
YMCA Cafe produces wholesome homecooked food for our locals. From hearty Sunday roasts to sweet treats, every menu item is made using local ingredients and lovingly prepared by YMCA staff.
Sunday 12 – 2 pm (Lunches) Telephone orders only
Monday 9:30am – 2:30pm Tuesday 9:30am – 2:30pm Wednesday 11:30am – 1:00pm Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm Friday 9:30am – 4:00pm Saturday Closed
Lipscomb Hall, Bishop Auckland DL13 5DL
Our intergenerational project sees a group of young people from our Barnard Castle youth club go up to a local care home and work with the residents once a month to complete a craft project.
CA gentleman that attends our Senior Lunch Club tells us how much a trip to Beamish Museum has provided a much deserved opportunity to explore a local heritage facility and the chance to interact with his peers in a very different way than previous.
Junk Fashion Project
The Junk Fashion project was delivered by The Bowes Museum where we saw young people from our youth club go to the Museum to work with others and create items that were sold in a pop up shop – all made from clothes that could not be used or sold!
Funded by Northern Heartlands, we see a group of young people from our Barnard Castle youth club explore their local surroundings, learning about the area and their heritage as well as photography skills. They will be putting on an exhibition in April to showcase their favourite photos!
Our MissionAs a sustainable charity, we offer opportunities for a lasting personal and social change
Because of our Christian values:
We believe everyone has potential
We inspire each person we meet to nurture their body, mind and spirit
We serve our communities so that all can HOPE, BELONG, CONTRIBUTE and THRIVE.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
We offer young people and the community a safe place in which all can learn and develop. Delivered by a team committed to ensuring all have the best chance of reaching the potential.