It’s back! After our successful first year our celebration of YMCA is back. This will be a great night of entertainment and celebrating what is best about our local community. We have one group award and four individual awards. All groups, commercial, charity and community groups are able to take part.

Below you can read the description of each award carefully and then nominate anyone you think is deserving of an award!


Celebration of YMCA – 21th May 2024 at 7pm – Tickets are free, click here to book


Note these awards are for people and organisations based on the Yorkshire Coast

The Awards

The Holly Dresser Award

In memory of Holly Dresser;

This award is for a person who is able to demonstrate their commitment to the work of the YMCA, this person will have gone above and beyond in the community and demonstrated the core value of the YMCA.


  • We Inspire
  • We Welcome
  • We Seek Out
  • We Speak Out
  • We Serve Others

Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises a dedicated volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to YMCA and contributed energy, skills and time

Young Achiever of the Year

This award recognises the exceptional achievements of a young person who has overcome significant obstacles to make a real difference in their own life or their community.


A young person is defined as someone who is under 30

The Values Award

YMCA Yorkshire Coasts Values are:

We Inspire

We Welcome

We Seek Out

We Speak Out

We Serve Others

This award is given to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to one or more of the values of YMCA Yorkshire Coast.

We use the term project for our group award, but this can be any company, class or group that demonstrates a benefit to our community or young people, even if they do so for profit.

To be nominated that group must be based at YMCA Yorkshire Coast, be run by YMCA Yorkshire Coast or use a YMCA Yorkshire Coast facility such as YMCA Theatre.

Project of the Year

Is awarded to a project, company or class that has made a real positive difference to our community

Nominations now open!

Nominations close on 14th May 2024

There is a different form for individuals award and the group awards