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Nottinghamshire YMCA has been supporting our local community for 150 years and to celebrate this milestone event we are hosting an exhibition and we want you to get involved.

150 YMCA servicesYour stories help breathe life into our movement’s history and shape our future for generations to come.

Maybe your dad was a backpacker staying at our hostel in the 80s, your friend attended public meetings in the old YMCA community hall or you fondly recall learning ballroom dancing or shorthand in our present day gym spaces – no story is too small to share!

Fill in the form below if you want to share your memories with us and everyone else. We will post your stories, images and videos on our social media channels and website over the coming months. Some of the stories you submit will be selected to feature in our ‘150th Anniversary Exhibition’ online and at the Malt Cross in October 2021, showcasing the heritage, history and successes of Nottinghamshire YMCA.

Submit your story today and join us in telling the stories that have helped shape our YMCA over 150 years!

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  • Tales big or small, long or tall - enter here.
    If you would like to be contacted with regards to your story, let us know.
  • Provide an email address so we can get in touch with you about your story.
  • If you would like us to contact you for further information.
  • Max. file size: 20 MB.
    Please attach any images, photographs or videos (maximum 20mb). Alternatively, if you're files are too large or you'd like to send us something else, get in touch and we'll make alternative arrangements. Please don't send us anything you would prefer us not to share.
  • We would love to hear where you are from. Many of the charity's supporters and friends can be found world-wide so please tell us where you are today..
  • By telling your stories we tell our story.
    We invite you to submit yours!