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4 June 2024    |    General

YMCA Scotland Celebrates 180 Years of Community Impact

YMCA Scotland Celebrates 180 Years of Community Impact

In a significant milestone marking nearly two centuries of dedication to community service and youth empowerment, YMCA Scotland is celebrating its 180th anniversary this Thursday, 6th June.  The festivities began with a special photocall at the Scottish Parliament, where Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) held up signs featuring the YMCA 180th-anniversary logo, showcasing their support.

Photocall at the Scottish Parliament

YMCA Edinburgh’s Lucy and Daniel, two inspiring young members, represented the dynamic spirit of our youth community. They were accompanied by Paul and Rebecca, two of YMCA Edinburgh’s support workers, whose commitment to serving the community has been unwavering

A Rich Legacy of Service

During the world wars, the organization was pivotal in supporting communities, including the creation of the remembrance poppy, a lasting symbol of hope and remembrance. This rich legacy continues to inspire our efforts today as we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

Celebrating Volunteer Week

This week also coincides with Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and recognize the invaluable contributions of our volunteers. Volunteers are the heart of YMCA Scotland, driving our mission forward with their dedication and passion. Their efforts make a significant difference, and we extend our deepest gratitude to each volunteer who has been part of our journey.

Looking Ahead to the Anniversary

As we approach our official anniversary on Thursday, 6th June, we invite everyone to join in the celebrations. This milestone is an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and to look forward to the future with hope and determination. We encourage you to share your YMCA stories, memories, and well-wishes as we honour this historic occasion.

Get Involved and Celebrate with Us

Stay tuned for more events and activities as we continue our anniversary celebrations. Your support and involvement are crucial to our ongoing success and impact.

For more information on how you can get involved, visit our website and follow us on social media. Let’s make our 180th anniversary a memorable celebration of our shared commitment to community and service.

MSPs Represent YMCA Scotland in Scottish Parliament

On 6th June 2024, Members of Scottish Parliament sported YMCA Scotland pin-badges (in their party’s colours) in the Scottish Parliament chamber.

Lorna Slater MSP

Scottish Greens

Miles Briggs MSP

Scottish Conservatives

Sarah Boyack MSP

Scottish Labour

Kevin Stewart MSP

Scottish National Party

Bob Doris MSP

Scottish National Party

John Mason

Scottish National Party

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