You are amazing. Thanks to you, 40,000 children, young people and families every year get opportunities through their community YMCA to lead happy, healthy lives. Here’s just a sample of what you’ve helped achieve:

Young carers had a meaningful break from their caring role at the annual Young Carers Festival View Video

Children in Southampton city centre enjoyed free summer beach activities at a pop-up “Seaside” YMCA View Video

Young people at risk of homelessness in Basingstoke, Southampton, and Isle of Wight were supported into independent living

Children who just needed a break from it all were able to escape to YMCA Daycamps thanks to a bursary

Families who are struggling to make ends meet received free meals at their local YMCA

This is great news, but there are almost 1.5 million people living in Hampshire and Isle of Wight and we’d like every one of them to achieve their best potential. We want to reach everybody and with your support, together we can.

Fundraise with us:


Take part in a YMCA Fundraising event

Due to the current guidance related to COVID-19, YMCA fundraising events have been suspended for 2021, but we’d love to keep you informed of our plans for next year – and beyond! Please send us an email to if you’d like to stay in touch.

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Challenge yourself

Take on a challenge for 2021 with our partners Global Adventure, all whilst supporting your local community charity. Try something new or do something you just love, and raise funds through sponsorship. Click the link to find your next challenge.

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Fundraise in your workplace

Being a corporate partner is a great way to raise your business profile and gain excellent PR by demonstrating your commitment to social responsibility. Fundraising and volunteering activities inspire staff, build teams, and help your business to play an active role in your local community. For more information or to discuss your ideas, just drop us an email at

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Donate for free as you shop

Raise money every time you shop online, at no cost to you. Simply register with Give As You Live, nominate YMCA Fairthorne Group as your charity, and access your favourite shopping sites such as Amazon via their website. It really is easy-peasy!


Host your own fundraiser

Have some fun and get creative raising funds for your local community. Be it a jumble sale, a marathon, or a sponsored silence, everyone has the potential to be a great fundraiser. Our handy Fundraising Pack will give you lots of inspiration for your event or activity as well as ideas for how to make sure your fundraiser makes the biggest impact.

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Make a fundraising splash !

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