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.

Here’s how you can help:


Take part in a YMCA Fundraising event

Bring family and friends along for a great time together and raise funds for essential work such as support for young people at risk of homelessness, Young Carers Festival, and bursary Daycamps places for children who just need a break from it all.

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Challenge yourself

Take part in an exciting professionally-organised challenge adventure where all the planning is done for you. Try something new or do something you just love, and raise funds through sponsorship. Click the link to see our selected challenge events for 2020.

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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!


Make a donation

Your donation to YMCA can make exciting things happen. Even small gifts can add up to make a big difference. Or, become a regular donor by direct debit to secure much-needed programmes long-term: you are always in control and can make changes any time.  If you are thinking about making a large gift, or want your donation used for a specific purpose, just drop us an email


Fundraise for us

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. 


Create a lasting legacy for future generations by leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will is a really important and personal decision and we are here to help. We would be honoured to discuss your thoughts with you, just send us a note at and we’ll get in touch.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will, we strongly recommend you speak to your solicitor to ensure your wishes will be carried out exactly as you intend. You will need to take the following details with you:

Charity name: YMCA Fairthorne Group

Registered charity number: 1090981 (England and Wales)

Registered address: Bugle House, 53 Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2LF

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Make a fundraising splash !

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