Two Wheels Better Than Four

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Over the summer we were thrilled to host bike workshops at YMCA North London’s Homeless Hostel in Crouch End, Haringey. This was made possible thanks to a grant we received from TFL. The grant, payable over three years, was awarded to us as part of the Walking and Cycling scheme for London. As a result,…

The 2.6 Challenge for YMCANL

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As a small charity, we are working hard to keep our organisation and its work in our community going. We want to ask you to join us and take part in The 2.6 Challenge. The 2.6 Challenge is a collective effort of thousands of event organisers and charities to Save the UK’s Charities. The challenge…

Homeless Christmas Card Appeal

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Will you send a Christmas card to a hostel resident, with a message of hope? At YMCA North London we house a number of vulnerable young people, many of them without families with whom to spend Christmas. We ensure they are given a wonderful Christmas dinner and our staff support them throughout Christmas and New…

Fitness Wellness Champion

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  YMCA North London Fitness Centre member Fatima Reder is celebrating her recent win at the Pure Elite World championship in Margate, UK. Entering her fifth competition, she came first and was crowned Fitness Wellness Champion 2019, and had this to say: “I’ve been waiting for this moment, to gain a first place position. This…

“It’s been a lifesaver”

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An Evening Standard article this week featured the bike repair workshops hosted at YMCA North London by partner, YES Outdoors. We’ve now had two workshops at the hostel and it’s great to see they are acting as a springboard to other things. YES Outdoors brought along some great bikes which the residents work on over…