Emergency Ukraine Appeal update, YMCA England & Wales:

Thanks to your support, a total of £226,398.56 has been raised to date in aid of Ukraine and YMCA Europe’s front-line response to the crisis, with a number of local YMCAs within the Federation making financial contributions directly to YMCA Europe.

Denise Hatton, National Secretary at YMCA England & Wales, has joined a four nations working group with YMCA Ireland and YMCA Scotland to work together in assisting the Homes for Ukraine scheme in the UK.


Some local YMCAs are also offering support directly to a number of displaced young people wishing to come to the UK, with one young person already living at YMCA Black Country Group and another arriving imminently. In addition, YMCA Thames Gateway is offering support alongside their local council with a new service helping Ukrainian refugees to settle into the Borough, further information on which can be found here.

Donations are still being received and sent to YMCA Europe to be used where the need is greatest. Thank you for your continued support.