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 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

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

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 - 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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Greetings to our new Operational Director

Please welcome Rachel, YMCA Teesdale's new Operational Director. An introduction to Rachel Dyne. National Rachel began her journey with the YMCA in March 2010 as a part time Young Carers Support Worker at YMCA Tees Valley . She quickly found a passion in the work YMCA...

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017

Macmillan - World's Biggest Coffee Morning YMCA Teesdale's Community Cafe is hosting Macmillan's annual 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'. Come along and enjoy a coffee and a slice of cake knowing those extra calories are helping a worthwhile cause. September 29th...

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Volunteer as a Trustee with YMCA Teesdale

Volunteering As the merger of YMCA Teesdale and YMCA North Tyneside gathers pace, so does our need for volunteers. We are asking our community to help. We have volunteering places available within our Youth Work, Cafes and Retail shop or maybe you’d like to consider...

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Volunteering at our Community Coffee Shops

Volunteering As the merger of YMCA Teesdale and YMCA North Tyneside gathers pace, so does our need for volunteers. We are asking our community to help. We have volunteering places available within our Youth Work, Cafes and Retail shop or maybe you’d like to consider...

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