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Suffolk YMCA Easy Peasy Pods project wins national award

PUBLISHED: 11:58 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:58 29 December 2017

The Easy Peasy pods scheme helps those living in YMCA accommodation. YMCA in Ipswich pictured. Picture: JERRY TURNER

The Easy Peasy pods scheme helps those living in YMCA accommodation. YMCA in Ipswich pictured. Picture: JERRY TURNER


A Suffolk project from the YMCA Trinity group has won an award at the annual YMCA Youth Matters awards.

The Easy Peasy Pods scheme supports young parents living in YMCA accommodation, allowing them and their children to meet, socialise and play games with others.

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In London this month, the scheme won best accommodation project at the YMCA Youth Matters awards in London.

Helen Moore, accommodation team leader and manager of the Easy Peasy Pods project said: “We’re delighted with the progress Easy Peasy Pods has made.

“It’s a lovely way for young families to meet each other, share experiences and learn to relax and play together. I’m very proud of our volunteers, staff and participants who have all worked so hard on the project.”

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