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OUR CAFE WILL BE OPEN FROM THE 13th OF JULY. OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK. We will announce our plans to re-open via our website and social media channels. Thank you for your understanding and support.

YMCA Recovery Appeal

YMCA Recovery Appeal

With charities heavily relying on fundraising events and regular donations, it’s no surprise that COVID 19 has had a huge impact on the number of contributions needed to ensure we have the means to continue the work we do for vulnerable young people.

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Cafe Assistant

Cafe Assistant

WORKING HOURS: 13 hours per week SALARY:  up to £8.75 per hour CLOSING DATE: ​Please apply online by 5pm, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 INTERVIEWS: ​if your application is successful, interviews will be held the week commencing 20 July 2020 About YMCA Teesdale YMCA...

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Lockdown in Cockfield

Lockdown in Cockfield

When we went into lockdown, we knew, in an area such as Cockfield, YMCA Community Cafe had a role to play in supporting the community through these unprecedented times. This, our small way of ensuring locals remained fed, happy and connected.  Thanks to our funders...

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Throwback Thursday: Reflecting on Sleep Easy

Throwback Thursday: Reflecting on Sleep Easy

In March 2018, we hosted the first-ever, YMCA Teesdale Sleep Easy, supported by St Mary's Chruch who provided the venue, Babuls (then Spice Island) for the curries and Oliver Twists for the Breakfasts. We were joined by 10 fantastic volunteers who slept in all weather...

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Congratulations Hayley!

Congratulations Hayley!

Over the weekend, Hayley accepted the post of Community Cafe Supervisor for YMCA’s cafe service in Cockfield. We are sure everyone will join in congratulating Hayley in this new and exciting position.

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Story With Santa

Story With Santa

The Community Cafe opened it’s doors to some special guests, providing an open space for the children to burn off their excited energy and a sanctuary for mam and dad to get a brew, while everyone waited patiently for the big arrival… IT’S SANTA!

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Poem: One Night Stand

Poem: One Night Stand

 One Night Stand It wasn’t a starry night more wet, snowy and frosty; hubris and loss colliding. Sitting buddha-like smug and serene cocooned in bedding, cardboard and plastic. A one-night stand with self and conscience. Fairy lights to read by, hot water bottle for...

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Young Photographers Exhibition

Young Photographers Exhibition

Young people from YMCA held an Invite only Open Evening at The Witham on 5th April 2019 to showcase all their hard work over the past year. This project, funded by Northern Heartlands, was about encouraging young people from YMCA to get out and explore their local...

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Hidden Treasure Trail at Evenwood

Hidden Treasure Trail at Evenwood

Young people from Evenwood youth club completed a week long project with Helix Arts to create a Hidden Treasure Trial. The project, in the first phase was funded by Co-Operative Youth Isolation Fund, to tackle loneliness in young people. It bought together a group of...

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Fiddle Mats Project

Fiddle Mats Project

On the evening of Tuesday 18th December a group of young people, and some not quite so young people, connected with YMCA Teesdale visited the Manor House care home to give out gifts of hand-made Fiddle Mats to those living in the Chester’s wing.   Fiddle mats are an...

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Sleep Easy 2018

Sleep Easy 2018

  Sleep Easy - 9 Days to go. I went in to see Rachel today, just to talk things over about the Sleep Easy event, finding out about the bacon butties (i.e 'Who's making them'), coffee, tea and soup. At first she was calm and collected, as usual, until she realised...

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