YMCA Neath Good Friday 2020

Friends of YMCA Neath sit down together at 8:30 am on Good Friday each year.

This Good Friday, 10th April 2020, would have been the 139th time we had broken bread together to commemorate the Crucifixion of Christ.

Having temporarily shut our doors to ‘Save Lives’ in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the trustees and friends of YMCA Neath have put together a video message.

We hope you watch it, enjoy it, and join us when we say God Bless everyone.


To make a donation please visit our Just Giving Page.


Dear Friends,

After careful consideration and following Government advice on “social distancing”, it is with regret that I have to inform you that YMCA Neath will shut temporarily from tomorrow evening (9:00pm, Thursday, 19th March 2020).

All classes and activities will be suspended from that time onwards until further notice.

We are finding ourselves in unprecedented times, and YMCA Neath takes everyone’s health and wellbeing very seriously.

Your support has spanned several years and has made a huge impact on all of us. It has enabled the YMCA to provide support to people of all ages and abilities via an extensive programme of community based activities, including sport, education and training in a safe environment.

The following figures (33,088) show our activity and participation levels last year:

We saw over 9,783 registered visitors.

Over 2,266 young people accessed our gymnastics sessions.

Over 2,548 young people accessed 5 different disciplines of martial arts classes that are purely run by volunteers.

Over 11,593 young people accessed various other clubs (1,534 boys and 10,059

Over 6,898 visits to our gym.

Over 145 years, raising enough funds has always been challenging for YMCA Neath.

Your support has been fundamental to us. It has helped YMCA Neath deliver better services.

We have set up a fundraising page in place of the Good Friday Breakfast, and hope that you may be able to join us virtually in toasting to last year’s achievements, and all the good work that it takes to keeping the YMCA at the heart of Neath.


May you all keep safe and well,

Yours in Friendship
Kevin Lewis
Chair YMCA Neath




Registered Charity No. 250983

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