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…

Running in the Family

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The Cowking family love participating in the YMCA running events. They’ve dressed up as Santas and elves at our Santa Run event in December, and came along as a family to the recent Fun Run & Festival. “The 2019 day was a huge success – we had competitive runs from all the family!”, says Julian…

“I’ll never forget this day”

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Rick Baker, a Crouch End local for more than 40 years, ran the adult 10k for the first time in 2005 at the age of 59. Until then Rick had supported his friends at the finishing line. Now, not only has he run it every year ever since then but all three of his children have taken…

Local family supports YMCA North London Fun Run

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Running for the 7th year, Leanne and her family are participating in the 10k event and children’s 1 mile Fun Runs. Gabriel and Lila, have participated in the one-mile races since they were old enough to do so. Leanne says, “The weekend of the YMCA Fun Run is one of our favourite spring weekends. Watching all the kids…

19th year running on the 19th of May 2019!

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Peter Quirk, a Crouch End local, is one of YMCA North London’s most stalwart supporters, and has being a keen gym member for as long as he can remember. He has run in the YMCA Fun Run & Festival Adult 10k event for 18 out of 28 years of its existence. Peter is one of our…