From cooking lessons to disability sports sessions and career mentorship, YMCA gives young people a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become.

The heart of our Christmas fundraising campaign is to give lasting, life-changing gifts to young people.

A Christmas present is often associated with temporary pleasure – consumables, experiences, and so on. Our Gift for Good campaign has a singular purpose – to give something that lasts a lifetime, such as support for housing, mental health, skills development, and providing life-changing opportunities.

Donate today and make a difference — for good

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How your donation could help

Support children in care



£25 offers support and therapeutic activities to children in YMCA’s 8 family-style homes located around Nottinghamshire.

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Life changing Scholarships



£50 offers scholarships to low – income families, providing access to a holiday camp, childcare, or nursery for those who could never have had that chance.

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Support vulnerable young girls 


£15 gift can help us train skilled mentors for girls aged
9-14 at risk of developing mental health issues.

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Supported accommodation


£10 can help us provide cooking lessons to
young people who have experienced homelessness.

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More ways you can help

Dedicate a walkway stone

Have your name inscribed on a walkway stone at the fabulous YMCA Village in Newark. Every stone contributes to the lives of young people.

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Drop off a present

We are gratefully receiving gifts in good condition at any of our hostels and venues.
Click here for a list of requested items