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With so much going on at YMCA there is lot's to talk about. Whether its our youth, staff or the people who use us we're sure you'll be impressed.

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YMCA take top honours at awards evening

It’s official - YMCA Auckland has heroes within its ranks. At the 2016 Albert-Eden Local Heroes Awards, Mt Albert Community and Recreation Centre came away with an exciting award.

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Denise And Des Easden Tongariro

Beginning a new life of fitness after retirement

For many people, retirement means peace, quiet, and relaxation. Not so, however, for Denise. When Denise retired at 60 years old, she seized it as an opportunity to get fit. Her doctor wanted Denise to lower her blood pressure and take care of her high cholesterol levels. “Now that I was retired, I knew that I had no excuse not to go to the gym,” laughs Denise.

Find out how YMCA is helping Denise tackle retirement, health and her bucket list.

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James Toohey Mt Albert

James Toohey: Raising up!

According to recent research by Auckland Council, there are almost 500,000 children and young people living in Auckland alone. That means almost 40% of Auckland’s total population is under the age of 25. This figure rises to as high as 52% in some local board areas, but either way, has the potential to give vibrancy to Auckland, if the vision and energy of those young people are channeled. YMCA Auckland’s youth development programme, Raise Up, is doing just that!

Find out how James Toohey from the Mt Albert Community is benefiting from YMCA's partnership with Outward Bound.

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Jacob Gardiner

Eight-year-old boy chooses charity donations over birthday presents

In lieu of presents from his friends, the eight-year-old from Pt Chevalier, who celebrated his eighth birthday in July, asked them to donate whatever money they wished to go to YMCA Auckland and its special programmes for families and children.

Find out how Jacob is helping young kids in his community with YMCA.

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YMCA Stars

June kicked off with Autism Awareness Week, which was geared towards raising funds for the valuable work that Autism New Zealand do within the community.

Find out how YMCA has been working with Dance Therapy New Zealand to work with kids on the spectrum  of autism.

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