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

If you are able to make a financial contribution towards achieving our goal, please pledge your support and help us to raise the £6.8 million needed to create a School Facility, so that we can continue to change and enhance young lives into the future.

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

Our Vision

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.

Why should you support Lakeside?

The Lakeside Experience helps our young people gain new skills and character traits that will serve them throughout the rest of their lives.

Get Involved

Lakeside has helped one million young people achieve more than they thought possible. With your support we can work with the next million.

To help make this vision a reality please contact either:

John Cronin – CEO
Tel: 01253 895115

Grant Sellars – Director – Development and Quality
Tel: 07972 142964