Welcome to Cheltenham YMCA

Welcome to the Cheltenham YMCA website.

We hope that you will be able to find out everything that you need to know about Cheltenham YMCA, including:

  • Our work supporting vulnerable young people in Gloucestershire
  • Sports and fitness activities at our three sites in Cheltenham
  • Membership options and benefits
  • Ways in which you can help us to help the local community
  • All the latest news about our thriving organisation

Latest News

  • Welcome to Maria - here on work placement from Göttingen!

    Date: September 9, 2014

    Today we welcome Maria from Göttingen who is spending 6 weeks at Cheltenham YMCA on a work placement.  The placement has been arranged by Carol Stephens from Delingua Training, and is of particular interest to Cheltenham YMCA as we seek to build on our relationship with Cheltenham’s twin town of Göttingen. Maria is in her third and final year of an apprenticeship in Public Administration at the Landkreis Göttingen. Once she has finished her apprenticeship, Maria would like to study further with a Bachelor of Law being her end goal. Maria is looking forward to her experience here at Cheltenham YMCA and the opportunity to work with, and meet, lots of different people. Of particular interest to Maria is understanding the  way Job Centres in England operate compared to Germany as she is currently working in a job centre as part of her apprenticeship back home; she particularly enjoys helping people find ...

  • Martin Horwood MP visits Cheltenham YMCA

    Date: August 7, 2014

    We welcomed Martin Horwood to Cheltenham YMCA this week when he was able to meet some of our residents and see our great new housing resource.

  • Manon's work experience with Cheltenham YMCA

    Date: July 18, 2014

    Manon came to Cheltenham from her school in France to do three weeks work experience.  She wanted to gain experience in a business setting and improve her English. She felt that she was very lucky to come to the YMCA.  She was in contact with her fellow students and felt that she had the best practice from her group during her stay. She said that she enjoyed being at the YMCA working with the team.  She gained a wide variety of experience as she covered reception, helped with an office move, also word processing including training a member of staff on using Word. [caption id="attachment_983" align="alignright" width="261"] Manon with Cheltenham YMCA's housing team[/caption] We were very pleased to have her as she was very capable, willing to work and very friendly.  We feel that we all gained from the experience.  She was very sorry to have to go and said she would love to ...

  • Support FAMILY SPACE with Waitrose green tokens

    Date: July 10, 2014

    At the end of your shop in Waitrose in Cheltenham, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 between 3 local good causes that you choose. This month - please choose Family Space! By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch of Waitrose you’re helping your community. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated £14 million to local charities across the country.

  • 'Behold the Man' at the Wilson Art Gallery & Museum Cheltenham

    Date: June 26, 2014

    ASHA partner, Marksteen Adamson, is showing a personal project Behold The Man, a study of one man’s struggle with addiction, which is being exhibited in a way that allows visitors to determine how the show’s subject can be helped. Both Adamson and his subject, Alan, hail from Cheltenham where the exhibition, which has been some two years in the making, is being hosted. At the centre of the exhibition is a photographic study displayed as a triptych. Visitors are invited to contemplate three images of Alan, each of which represents a different state of mind, and have the opportunity to record their responses on the reverse of each image. The triptych folds out giving way to a blackboard surface where teenagers and young adults are encouraged to share their views. Adamson hopes visitors will think about homelessness, addiction and ‘the complexity around giving’ in relation to his work. Any money that visitors spend on postcards, ...