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Membership programme

Stranraer YMCA would like to give the children of the Stranraer community the opportunity to become a member of our organisation. 

The membership will cost £6 per child and there will be a discount price if more than 1 child (from the same family) becomes a member as well. 

With the membership the children will receive:
• YMCA T-shirt
• Membership card
• First choice on any trips
• Regular updates of all programmes and news from the YMCA through email.

For further information or to collect a child’s application form please contact us on 01776700100, or message us through facebook and we will get a form to you. Feel free to email us on projectmanager@ymca-stranraer.org.uk

Who are we?

The YMCA in Stranraer was originally set to address the lack of quality play and social provision for the children in Stranraer, and since our beginnings in January 2009, we have grown significantly providing a wide range of play and learning opportunities for the children, parents and carers in Stranraer and the local villages.

Working In Partnership

Stranraer YMCA work closely with the local organisations in the area such as Apex, Quarriers, Job Centre, Ryan Centre, Dumfries and Galloway council,  Primary and Secondary schools. We have recently started working with Twilight Basketball in which 3 members of our staff have completed coaching training and hold free sessions every friday night 7-9pm for children aged 11-21.  Stranraer ymca now work along side the local Millennium Centre in which we have started a new Youth Club for ages 13-24 and will be open from 6-9pm there is an entry fee of 50p for ages 13-16 and £1 for ages 17 and over.

Our Vision

We want all children and young people in Stranraer and the surrounding rural area to experience fun and support, through high quality play and learning opportunities; either individually, in groups or with their families and community.

The outcomes through fun, play, learning and support that we hope to achieve are:

  1. Parents/ Carers/ Teachers having increased confidence to let children play out
  2. More Play
  3. Increased physical activity leading to improved health
  4. Children are diverted from anti-social behaviour
  5. Children have improved social skills (including increased confidence and self-esteem)
  6. Improved skills in risk assessment

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