My reflections from World Council, by Andy

In July, Andy, our Operations manager went to Denmark for the YMCA World Council. They had an amazing time meeting lots of other YMCAs and listening to a fun-packed programme of speakers and attending events. Here is Andy’s write-up: Denmark was an amazing place. It was very clean, organised and everyone I met was just […]

Batonbearer Paul Laffey

Wonderful to see our CEO Paul Laffey along with some inspirational people complete their section of the baton relay for the commonwealth games in uttoxeter this morning! Paul said: “It was a huge honour to be nominated to be one of the Batonbearers for the Commonwealth games. I felt quite emotional running through my local park in […]

YMCA Burton CEO selected as a Commonwealth Games baton bearer

The Commonwealth Games baton relay started in October 2021 on an epic journey across all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and this coming week the baton comes to Staffordshire. YMCA Burton CEO Paul Laffey was nominated and then selected to take part in the relay as a baton bearer and will complete his […]

Save the date!!!!!!

It is time to SAVE THE DATE!   Sleepout 2022 is coming to you on Friday 28th October!!!   Join us for an evening under the stars at Pirelli Stadium and this year, XTREME is BACK   Tickets will go on sale in September, to register your interest, email: and we will let you […]

Volunteering on Outreach

Outreach is a vital service that enables us to find people who are sleeping rough in Burton and across East Staffordshire. Rough sleepers tend to bed down late at night and then leave quite early in the morning to avoid being found or spotted. Our team go out early in the morning to try and […]

YMCA Burton celebrates 135 years of work in the local community

This year, we are celebrating 135 years of work in the local community. We have planned some events to mark this special occasion and one of them was a heritage walk, curated especially to take in the sites of special interest within the YMCAs history. The walk, which is around 4 miles in length takes […]

YMCA Burton’s new Youth Ambassador

YMCA Burton are so pleased to announce we have a new Youth Ambassador called Craig. For those of you who don’t know, YMCA’s across the country look for inspiring young people who are aged 18 to 30 to join the YMCA Youth Ambassador programme. These might be residents, volunteers or staff and during this wonderful […]

Brewers in Ghana Team 2022 – My African Adventure by Lee

Brewers in Ghana Team 2022 – My African Adventure by Lee   I was delighted to be selected to join the Burton Albion Community Trust trip to Ghana which was generously sponsored by Richard Winterton Auctioneers. After a very early start and several flights later we arrived in Accra in Ghana late in the evening […]

End of YMCA Burton Easter Campaign

This year, YMCA Burton’s Easter Campaign focused on raising money for their Foodbank. Whilst the Foodbank relies on donations made by members of the public, businesses, schools, colleges, churches, and community groups; there are still other costs that need to be met such as buying additional food, storage, carrier bags and utility costs. Currently, an […]

Fashion & Shopping event

We had a fantastic evening at our Fashion and Shopping event. A lovely venue, lots of amazing models, rails and rails of gorgeous clothes and a never ending raffle – all makes up for a wonderful evening raising funds for our Foodbank. Thanks to everyone who came along and to our brilliant volunteers – we […]