Summer Holiday Workshops

We are thrilled to be running a series of * free * summer workshops in drama, dance, art and craft across the upcoming holidays. Children aged 6 to 11 can choose from either morning Performing Arts sessions, including singing, movement, confidence-building and more, or afternoon groups for Art and Craft using different techniques creating a…



A Different Corner

I had an amazing childhood, I really did. My memories are so vivid; I remember the times we’d sit by candlelight playing “Name That Tune”, or toasting bread on the open fire in the kitchen. I remember snuggling under mountains of blankets whilst my Dad stoked the coal fire and my Mum was outside chopping…



Raise Donations Every Time You Shop Online

The cost of living crisis is challenging for us all, yet our supporters tell us that their desire to help YMCA Doncaster’s work remains unwavering and we are very thankful to each one of you wishing to continue to support our work. We know that finances are strained, so we’ve looked at other ways you…



Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Amy writes about the benefits of art and craft. This post is a part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth.  Passion is a very special thing. You can’t be given passion but you can have a little bit of help getting it ignited. A passion which is very…



Just the Way You Are

Amy writes about the benefits of taking part in activities . This post is a part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. After the past few years of frequent changes to our social calendars, it’s understandable that so many people are struggling to get back into the routine…



No Regrets

Amy writes about performing arts activities. This post is a part of a series of thought-pieces loosely inspired by the music of our youth. No regrets… It’s easier said than done. Sometimes we can get caught up in our own minds and we don’t prioritise our own wellbeing. 20 years from now it could be…



Charity Shop To Close

We want to express our huge gratitude for the tremendous support of our charity shop over the years. Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to raise vital funds to support young people in Doncaster, while also providing a fun and affordable shopping experience for the community. It is with mixed emotions that we…



A Glimpse of Cooking in 1920s Doncaster

We recently received the most wonderful gift in the form of a recipe book that dates back to 1922, almost 101 years to the day. The book is a compilation of recipes submitted by ladies in Doncaster as part of a Tudor Fayre and Bazaar held at the Corn Exchange in March 1922. It features…



YMCA Statement: HM Queen Elizabeth II

“It is with great sadness that the YMCA family across all four nations acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. “As we recognise this grave loss, we are reminded of Her Majesty’s selfless devotion to our nation and to the Commonwealth, providing commendable leadership and continuity during times of crisis and of celebration. “This…



Community Building Update

For most of the past 18 months, our Community Centre has been used as a space for office staff, occasional visits and for co-ordinating donations to support our work with young people. Right before the pandemic, we were working towards appointing an architect to provide options for refurbishing or rebuilding the centre.  Our Board were…