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Fundraise for the YMCA

Fundraise for us

There are many ways you can help to raise funds for the YMCA. You can get involved in one of our sponsored events, organise your own fundraising event or get together with people at your YMCA, church, school or place of work to raise funds.

Set up a personal fundraising page

However you choose to raise funds for the YMCA, creating a personal fundraising page online is a simple way to collect your donations and sponsorship.

Setting up a personal fundraising page cuts out the hassle of distributing forms and collecting cheques or cash. It also automatically registers all donations from UK taxpayers for Gift Aid, which means their donations are worth even more.

Simply visit Just Giving to build your personal fundraising page. Send a link to your page to your friends and family, so they can start donating.

Fundraising ideas

Organising your own fundraising or sponsored event at your home, school, church, YMCA or place of work couldn’t be easier. Don’t forget to contact us for posters, leaflets, branding materials or collecting tins.

If you have planned a great event, don't forget to contact your local press. The more people who know about your efforts, the more money and awareness you're likely to raise.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Put on an Event

Put on an event such as a quiz or a fashion show and sell tickets. Not only is it a great way to raise money, it’s also good fun.

Afternoon Teas/Coffee Mornings

Why not get baking and have people round for a coffee morning or afternoon tea? You can ask people for a small donation or hold a raffle and sell tickets.

Car Boot Sales

Set up a table for the YMCA at a car boot sale and sell your unwanted bric-a-brac. Or donate your unwanted items to your local YMCA shop.


You could hold an auction dinner. Ask individuals and local businesses for items that money can't usually buy. Individuals could offer an hour's gardening, an evening's babysitting or a week in their holiday home. Local businesses could offer a studio portrait, a hamper or a haircut. 

Sponsored Events

The possibilities are endless. Choose an event and collect sponsorship. You could run, swim, dance, sleep, sing, eat or be silent.

Take part in an event and raise funds for the YMCA.

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