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YMCA Barnsley

We are an independent local charity that works for and with children and young people and their families. We deliver a wide range of children’s and youth work, extended services and members activities. YMCA Barnsley aims to empower young people by involving them in activities that stimulate, challenge and enable them to realise their potential and participate fully in their communities.

We provide a safe and welcoming space and positive activities for children and young people and support them so they can belong, contribute and thrive in their communities. We provide affordable, quality facilities for other charities. We use the resources we have available to support those who are homeless and vulnerable. We have been an active part of our community since 1857 and we are keen to ensure a legacy for the future as a valued deliverer of services and facilities.

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5 hours ago

YMCA Barnsley

Happy Thursday folks 🙂 Our archive photo's today are from 2008 again. This time a lantern making workshop for the 'Field of Lights' project which if my memory serves me was a BMBC arts development initiative. An old friend of YMCA Barnsley artist James Brunt is on one of the photos, James runs his own arts organisation these days and his particular area of interest is natural and land art. Using the resources mother nature provides us with in a respectful way, he creates wonderful sculptures and installations for us to gaze at and wonder...'how did he do that!?' 🙂 Have a look through his work hereabouts www.jamesbruntartist.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

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James' work is beautifully bonkers. Whilst he has been on lockdown he experimented with different mediums to hand. This picture is made up of the contents of his sewing box 🙂

That was an amazing project - the parade at Cannon Hall was so magical.

1 day ago

YMCA Barnsley

Good morning folks 🙂 Here's some more photo's from our archives, 2009 this time. These show young people making preparations for opening our allotment and planting some of our first crops. As we very gently re emerge our allotment is going to be an invaluable resource for working with young people and families. Even for those of us without green fingers, it's a fab place to just sit, and reflect, and watch the bugs coming and going 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow I can’t believe it was that long ago! I feel old...er!🤣