By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 20 September 2013 Updated: 20/09 08:54
REDDITCH’S YMCA has merged with its Worcester counterpart to provide a countywide service.
The two charities are now officially operating as one organisation following the move, which has integrated the services provided which includes accommodation for youngsters at two sites in Church Hill and Woodrow.
A range of sports and recreation activities, plus education and childcare, are also offered as part of the YMCA’s community work.
Duncan Berry, chief executive of Worcestershire YMCA, said: “We now have one overall structure which is flexible to allow us to operate more efficiently.
“It’s a big step forward for the YMCA in Worcestershire and ultimately allows us to provide more high quality services to people in more communities.”
Sarah Astbury, partner at MFG Solicitors which advised on the deal, said the merger had made the charity ‘much simpler and far more efficient’.
“It will also mean far less administration when it comes to the Charities Commission or the Homes and Communities Agency. Vitally, that will means staff and volunteers can concentrate more on what they do best - helping people who need their expertise.
“Working alongside their team, we have helped the YMCA to create a workable new group structure that prepares the charity for the future across Worcestershire.”
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