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.
Help us create a world class centre and change young people’s lives.
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.
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 we engage with every year. Have a look at the various ways you can support us to achieve our goal of transforming One Million more lives.