Join YMCA Basingstoke in a fun filled community day to find out more about their programmes and attend a variety of workshops and stalls.
This event is being postponed to 2021, for the safety of all involved, due to rising Covid-19 numbers and stricter measures coming into effect. Date TBC. Thank you to everyone who has supported the event so far.
See our programme and event trailer!
At YMCA Basingstoke we are holding a fun filled community day to introduce members of the public to the variety of programmes we offer. Come and join us to try out some of our programmes through a range of workshops and activities and find out more about what we deliver and the FREE YPASS programmes you can attend.
We will be joined by other organisations who offer amazing services throughout the community to share with you more about who they are and what they do. There will be a fair to explore crafts amongst other things, as well as a raffle, tombola, creative workshops, stalls and activities to take part in!
Any money raised will go straight towards our programmes. The event aims to provide an opportunity for our young people to fundraise and serve the YMCA, by delivering an event that engages the wider Basingstoke community and introduces them to our YPASS programmes. Our aspiration for our programmes which we started to launch just before lockdown is that anyone in the community can come and engage for free to learn a new skill, meet new people or just get out and have some fun.
We have a variety of programmes that teach different skills within employment and education, kitchen skills, budgeting, coping strategies for mental health issues, gardening, fun arty activities, health and fitness sessions and so much more!
Want to find out more or even give a few of these sessions a try? Then come and join us at our community day!
-Please note due to Covid-19 we may have to limit entry numbers at any one time to allow for safe social distancing. Booking your ticket before will give you guaranteed entry to the event. We continue to review the situation against government guidance where regular updates will be provided on our Facebook YMCA Basingstoke and our website https://basingstoke.ymca-fg.org/. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please do not attend if you show symptoms of Covid-19.
*****Please note due to the event being postponed due to covid-19, tickets are not currently being released and will be released in the new year when we know more about when the event will be able to take place safely.*****
– General Admission-This event is free to enter. For guaranteed entry please register with a YMCA Basingstoke Community Day General Admissions ticket. Due to Covid-19 and government guidance on social distancing, we may need to limit numbers. A General Admissions ticket will give you guaranteed entry into the event.
–Workshops-To guarantee a spot in certain workshops a workshop specific ticket may be required. This is to ensure social distancing can be maintained in the workshop space. These will also be free workshops to attend. Registering with a ticket will guarantee you a space on a workshop you may be looking forward to attending. Please note any spare spaces on a workshop will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
–Fair seller-If you would like to sell crafts, clothes, Jewellery, toys, cakes or anything else suited for a fair at the event, you will need to email email@example.com. Please note we have limited spaces and will accept people on a first come first served basis. The pitch will cost £20 which will include a table and chair.
We want as many of you residents getting involved in the event as possible. Whether it be holding a stall, activity or workshop; helping prepare the grounds for the event; making things like soap, chutney, lip scrubs or cakes to sell at the event; helping on the door with tickets or acting as a marshal to help and direct people.
Lots of you have already signed up and have been taking part in our preparation workshops!
Want to get involved but not sure how? Come and talk to a staff member to find out more and explore ideas!
Taking part in the event, prior or on the day means you are actively engaging in our ‘Superheroes’ programme. Superheroes provides an opportunity for you to fundraise and serve the YMCA or the wider community by volunteering or fundraising through a variety of activities to raise money to go towards things you want!
There will also be a resident stall where you can sell the chutney, soaps, lip scrubs, cakes (and any other ideas welcome!) you have been working hard on in preparation workshops. Any money made from this stall will go towards something you want collectively e.g. a pool table!
What are the benefits of taking part and engaging with the event?
- Earning YPASS stamps for your reward cards.
- Fundraising/ volunteering experience to build your CV.
- Learn new skills to enhance employment/educational opportunities.
- All money raised from the resident Christmas stall will go towards your Christmas party.
- The money raised at the event will be going back into equipment and resources for programmes and the expansion of programmes . Have your say on where the money you helped raised goes i.e. gym equipment for Energise/pool table for Evening Activities.
- Evidence of engaging with programmes and support to help with moving on.
- A chance to learn about other beneficial services delivered by other great organisations in the community which can help you in a variety of ways.
- Learn about other volunteering/employment/educational opportunities these organisations offer.
- Meet and engage with new people.
Make sure you keep up to date with our Facebook pages, monthly newsletters which are put under your doors and monthly engagement programmes to find out more about the event and the preparation days.
Thank you to our partners taking part in the event and for your continued support within our programmes and all that we do.
-RCS -Youth Commission -Sanctuary Supported Living -Prince’s Trust -Julian’s House -Stacey Miller -Move Momentum -Nando’s -Solent Sexual Health -Basingstoke Food Bank -Wessex Dance Academy
Want to know more about these amazing organisations and the services they offer? Make sure you attend!