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Welcome to our monthly YMCA eNewsletter, IMPACT, everything you need to know about our Health & Wellbeing, Youth & Community, Arts & Music pro@HH=@HO>KG:G<> jects and social businesses. AWARD WINNERS WCVA AWARDS

HEALTH & FITNESS

PA:MLHG The aim is simple - get sponsored to sleep rough for one night, raising funds to help disadvantaged young people build a future.

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Date: 28th February to 1st March 2014 Time: 7pm to 7am Place: Museum Park, Victoria Road, Swansea, SA1 1SN Age restrictions: You must be over 16 to take part in this event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Museum Park in Swansea for our very first SleepEasy event, raising awareness and much needed funds for homelessness amongst young people in our community.

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M>G:GMLIHMEB@AM Ma^@erggObobZg:km@Zee^krbl\nkk^gmer\ehl^]_hkZeZk`^ redevelopment scheme. For the duration of the closure the @Zee^kr bl ]^ebo^kbg` Zg ^q\bmbg` h__lbm^ ikh`kZff^ h_ exhibitions at different venues in Swansea, whilst our lively learning activities take place at the YMCA.

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:gg^&FZkb^ Kh`Zg% <>H h_ RF<: Swansea stated, “This is a true endorsement of the quality, commitment, and sheer hard work of our tremendous board over the last 5 years and a formal recognition of how they have helped to transform Swansea YMCA. We are proud that we are now considered a model of best practice for the third sector in Wales and that we were able to fly the flag for the movement and social enterprise! “ Swansea YMCA is very proud of their award and will continue to strive towards excellence in all areas of our work in 2014.

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Being offsite has given us a unique opportunity to work with the local community to offer targeted workshops and events and participatory activities open to everyone. We run practical art and craft workshops for adults, over 55s, families and children, where participants can develop their art PRESS ME! skills in a range of media and learn from practicing artists. We work in partnership with organisations to deliver skills based learning for adults with learning difficulties and young NEETs (not in education, employment or training).

ACTVITIES LIST

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PROJECT IMPACT This month we have had confirmation of an Arts Council Wales grant of £22,000 to support our Arts programme at the YMCA. This funding will help us to roll out one to one music tuition and group arts workshops. The project starts now and will last for one year. Our aim is to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or challenging situations to gain new practical skills as well as improving their confidence, communication and wealth of experience.

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YOUTH EXCELLECE AWARDS

On Thursday 20th of February the Welsh Government are hosting their annual Youth Work Excellence Awards for 2014. This award ceremony congratulates and celebrates all the hard work done throughout all youth projects all over Wales. Swansea YMCA has been shortlisted for the award for Outstanding Contribution to Supporting Young People into Education, Employment and Training. The award ceremony will take place at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.

Flexible short and long term lease options. For more information please contact Anita Lewis, email; alewis@swanseaymca.org.uk or telephone; 01792 652032 ext:544

These awards are an excellent chance to be acknowledged, to celebrate and to recognise all the hard work and effort that the youth workers of Wales have done throughout the year.

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YOUTH LAUNCH PARTY

Events coming up?

11:00 -­ 17:00

Contact us to find out more about our affordable venue hire space. Telephone (01792) 652032 or Email: info@swanseaymca.org.uk

22ND FEBRUARY

Community Fayres Theatre Performances AGMs Seminars Meeting Training Workshops

CL IC K I M AG E S ABOV E F O R MO R E INF O R MATION If you require any further information regarding the services we provide at Swansea YMCA or have any general enquires please feel free to contact us on (01792) 652032 or email us at info@swanseaymca.org.uk, alternatively you can visit our website www.swanseaymca.org.uk

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Swansea YMCA IMPACT Issue 2  

February Issue of Swansea YMCA IMPACT, Full of Good News, Award Winners, Youth Stories & Upcoming Events.

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