Make a real difference to a million more lives at Lakeside

With your support we can create a brand new facility for children and young people to enjoy and learn from Lakeside’s outdoor activities at a total cost of £6.8 million.

Support the ‘Changing young lives appeal’ and help us climb to our target

Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country. Our residential and day experiences are designed to inspire children and young people to grow in body, mind and spirit. Over one million children and young people have had the opportunity to take part in a Lakeside experience since the centre opened its doors in the 1950’s.

YMCA Lakeside has deteriorated since the 1990’s due to a lack of capital funds for investment at the site. Many of the buildings have been in continual use since the early 1950’s and are simply worn out by the million young people it has hosted over the years. So now a complete transformation is needed if the centre is to survive beyond the next few years and make it fit for the future.

About Lakeside

Set on the shore of Lake Windermere, YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest professional outdoor activity centres in the country.

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The Vision

The vision for Lakeside is to change the lives of one million more young people who might otherwise not reach their full potential.

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Get involved

You can transform disadvantaged children and young people’s lives and futures by donating to the Changing Young Lives Appeal.

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Upcoming fundraising events

Yes Chef

3rd May 2018
We’re working with five of the best chefs in the North of England to create a set of exclusive culinary experiences in three locations across the North West.

Learn more about our vision for the School Facility

A new facility for schools and youth groups will enable us to transform the lives of 10,000 young people every year. Help us secure £6.8 million to build that vision.

We work with young people drawn from all over the UK

Get involved

However you choose to get involved, whether it’s a direct donation, fundraising event or a corporate partnership, you can help make a real difference!

Donate now

You can transform disadvantaged children and young people’s lives and futures by donating to the Changing Young Lives Appeal.

Fundraise for us

However you choose to support us, whether it’s a cake sale or a sponsored run, we can help you reach your fundraising goal.

Volunteer for us

Can you spare time on an ad hoc basis to help with YMCA Lakeside fundraising events and other fundraising activities throughout the year?

Corporate partnership

A corporate partnership with YMCA Lakeside is a fantastic way to help make a lasting difference to the lives of over 10,000 young people.

To help make this vision a reality please contact either:

John Cronin – CEO
Email: john.cronin@fyldecoastymca.org
Tel: 01253 895115

Grant Sellars – Director – Development and Quality
Email: grant.sellars@fyldecoastymca.org
Tel: 07972 142964

“Lakeside shows you what kind of person you can be and inspires you to want something better from life.”

Elliemae, 14 years old
Bootle, Merseyside

THANK-YOU