One year on

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the launch of the UK Government Homes for Ukraine (H4U) scheme. Over 116,000 Ukrainians have arrived safely in the UK since. In April we teamed up with Havering Council to open a one-stop shop, offering vital support to help Ukrainian refugees to settle in to the borough. The…



Easter timetable and opening

Timetable and opening times for fitness (Romford)   GOOD FRIDAY (7 April) Gym open 24 hours Les Mills virtual RPM available from 5.00am – 7.00pm 9.00am – Easter Mash-up with Pat & Jo SATURDAY, 8 APRIL Gym open as usual 8.30am – Rebound with Jo 9.15am – TRX with Roy 9.30am – RPM with Jo will be…



Book Swap for World Book Day

We need your old / unwanted children’s books! We are hosting a book swap event from 1pm – 5pm at our Romford branch on Thursday, 2 March. You can choose to donate any books before the event or bring them on the day to swap for new ones!  Any book donations dropped off in advance…



New Parent & Toddler Group coming to Thamesmead

We are excited to launch Rubber Duckies – our new Parent & Toddler Group in Thamesmead next week! Sessions will take place on a Wednesday (term time only from 22 February) from 10am – 11am. There will be plenty of fun activities on offer for children to learn whilst they play. This is also a…



Join us for a sponsored climb!

February half-term is fast approaching and we now have limited spaces available at our Romford holiday club. We have a fun-packed week of activities planned with a trip to the museum, bouncy castle sessions, rock climbing & lots more!   At the same time, we will be hosting Everest Endeavour – a sponsored indoor climbing…



Gym & group fitness Christmas schedule for Romford

CLASS CHANGES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 1 JANUARY TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY Timetable reverts back to normal WEDNESDAY, 4 JANUARY 7.30pm – Yoga with Elaine  will be covered by Jason with Yoga/Pilates/Stretch THURDAY, 5 JANUARY 1.30pm – Yoga with Elaine will be covered by Jason with Yoga/Pilates/Stretch GYM & VIRTUAL RPM CHRISTMAS EVE (Saturday, 24 December) –…



Opening times for YMCA Romford

HEALTH & WELLBEING See separate timetable   CHILDREN’S SERVICES Pre-school The last day is Friday, 16 December and we reopen on Monday, 9 January After school club The last day is Tuesday, 20 December and we reopen on Thursday, 5 January Holiday club: Wednesday, 21 December – Friday, 23 December Wednesday, 28 December – Friday, 30 December Tuesday,…



Local warm space opening to combat loneliness & the cost of living crisis

With the sudden drop in temperature, coupled with the huge cost of living increases, the thought of people not being able to heat their homes, and the detrimental impact on their health, was too much for one group to sit back and watch happen. YMCA Thames Gateway Group are working with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council…




We have recently been granted funding for warm spaces at our community hubs in Romford, Dartford and West Kent. The warm space at YMCA Romford launched this week (Monday, 5 December 2022) and another launches at the TN2 Community Centre in Tunbridge Wells next week (Thursday, 15 December).  Both spaces are open to local residents over…



Christmas events & campaigns

Make it a December to remember! Christmas is going to be really difficult for many of us, who will be forced to choose between heating and eating as a result of the cost of living crisis this winter. Last year we were able to provide 2,259 presents to the most vulnerable and isolated members of our communities, thanks…