The YMCA and Nomad Family Fun Day was back on Thursday last week after two years since the last one. It was the eighth event they had run together.
Local families and YMCA residents could enjoy a bouncy slide and castle, race friends on the inflatable obstacle course, play football or table tennis, have their face painted, get their bikes serviced and have something to eat from the BBQ.
Former Trustee of Nomad and bike repair and service expert Roger Cole returned to Henley for the day to offer free help on bikes and Angela from Nomad offered amazing face painting.
YMCA resident Micah said, “I’ve been here 2.5 years, so this is first time I’ve been to one of these days. I’m normally a quiet person, so coming out here and socialising with other residents is really new for me and it’s really nice and it’s all for a good cause.”
Lisa Grant from Henley YMCA said, “Both Tim (from Nomad) and I thought there was a great atmosphere yesterday and it was lovely to see so many people relaxing and enjoying themselves, especially after COVID. It was also heart warming to see the younger and older generations doing battle over the table tennis tables. I know our tenants who took on, and came off worst against our senior table tennis hirers, really enjoyed the experience. The lads were really impressed and inspired by their skills and I even had one come and suggest they should do it more often. I would also like to thank the tenants that gave up their time to bake the cookies and brownies. It’s good to see some many get involved even if they were unable to attend the event.”