On the 4th November Macmillan Cancer Support and One YMCA celebrated the official launch of a county-wide service that aims to help people living with cancer get active.
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Y team are a Watford youth group who work together to have a positive impact on the community and raise the positive profile of young people in Watford. The group are always trying to find ways to challenge themselves and the Y Team did just that on Saturday (27th June). The group decided to raise money for local charity New Hope by taking part in a sponsored abseil off of the St Marys Bell Tower. They did incredibly well with Kelsie, Jay, James and me completing the abseil and Megan doing very well by facing her fears and standing on the ledge. In total the Y Team raised approximately £350 for the homeless charity New Hope.
The team at New Hope wrote to thank the Y Team ‘From all of the team at New Hope, we want to say a huge thank you for taking up the challenge and abseiling to raise money for those who are homeless and vulnerably housed on Watford and the local area. The money raised will make a massive difference to the lives of those New Hope helps and will help us to prevent future homelessness.’
We had various nominations for YMCA projects and volunteers this year, and we were very proud for everyone who have gone the extra mile...
Shane Hurley from Welwyn Garden City has recently qualified as a level 2 gym instructor through the multi-award winning InstructAbility Programme in Watford YMCA. Shane’s goal is to prove that there should be no barriers due to disability for people using the gym and is hoping to forge a career in the fitness industry.