New Parent & Toddler Group

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…



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…



Christmas Market

Join us for some festive fun and an evening of Christmas shopping. There will be a range of stalls selling locally-crafted gifts & festive decorations; we’ll have face painting and colouring activities for little ones plus a Christmas-themed selfie station for you all to enjoy! Warm mulled wine (alcohol-free) and mince pies will be available…



Coffee Morning Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraising coffee morning and help us to support more people through our cancer rehab programme! Tommy’s Place (Romford Restaurant) Tuesday, 8 November 10.00am – 11.30am. All welcome! If you can’t attend but would still like to show your support, simply click on the link below to buy a virtual coffee, or…



Director of Housing

Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of young people and local communities in the Essex, Kent and London areas? YMCA Thames Gateway Group is seeking a Director of Housing to spearhead our work in providing a home and personalised support services for those that need a fresh start in…