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…



National Fitness Day

Join us on Wednesday, 21 September for our National Fitness Day open event at our Romford branch. We will be offering FREE activities throughout the day and everyone is welcome! Here’s our line-up of FREE activities:   For more information please call us on 01708 766211 or email us at



Boccia is back!

For those who don’t know, Boccia is a Paralympic target sport, similar to bowls. It’s a precision ball sport where the aim of the game is to propel balls to land as close as possible to a marker ball. This is a seated activity, suitable for all abilities. Where: YMCA Romford – Sports Hall When:…



London to Brighton Veteran Run

London to Brighton Veteran Run – Caterham Experience Sunday, 6 November 2022 Do you fancy spending the day in a vintage Caterham, attending the world’s longest-running motoring event – the Veteran Car Run? One of our very generous supporters has kindly donated this prize so that one lucky winner has the opportunity to enjoy this event…



August Bank Holiday opening

GYM & RPM: Gym open 24-hour – instructor available 8am – 12pm RPM Les Mills Virtual – available from 5am – 11pm CLASSES: 30am – Early Circuit with Wesley 30am – Fitness Pilates with Delray 30am – RPM with Delray 30am – Gym Circuit with Roy 30am – Body Pump with Roy  CHILDREN’S SERVICES: Monday – Closed  RESTAURANT:…



Teens summer holiday programme

Alongside our traditional holiday club for children aged 3plus, we are running a holiday programme for teenagers (aged 11 -16) at our Romford branch during the summer holidays. Private and funded (free) spaces are available. Please note that free spaces are specifically for children living (or attending school) in Havering and receiving free school meals….