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.
See what Cirque Du Soleil artist ROSS GIBSON has to say about the ‘Changing Young Lives’ appeal
YMCA Fylde Coast is delighted to have received the support of locally born Ross Gibson for their Changing Young Lives appeal. The former British National Team member now stars in Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas show Mystere. Ross’s character Red Bird allows him to demonstrate his not inconsiderable gymnastic skills for which he is internationally famous.
Living the dream in Las Vegas, Ross has never forgotten where his career began or his home town:
‘YMCA gave me a great training facility to start with and some incredibly dedicated coaches. I have a lot to thank the YMCA for.’
Sponsor a bed
For just £200 you can make a lasting impact on young peoples lives by sponsoring one of 265 beds in our new facility.
Your kind contribution will be recognised by incorporating your family, business, school, college or individual name into the bespoke design of our special feature thank you wall.
Sponsor a space
If you would like to make a significant contribution to the YMCA Lakeside Stoller Campus you can sponsor one of the many spaces, your kind contribution will be recognised by a plaque with your family, business or individual name.
For more information on this opportunity please get in contact with Grant.Sellars@fyldecoastymca.org
Recent fundraising events
3 Peaks Challenge
Congratulations to our team of staff and Radio Wave who took part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 24 hours to raise funds for our Changing Young Lives Appeal. Our teams from Thornton YMCA, YMCA National Centre, Lakeside and Central support climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours. The team walked approximately 23 miles (37km) and climbed 3064 metres. An incredible achievement for everyone involved. Well done guys and thank you!
There is still chance to support the team by sponsoring by clicking donate through JustGiving on the link below
Skydive with the Red Devils for Lakeside YMCA
YMCA Lakeside would like to thank Samantha Swain for fundraising for our Changing Young Lives Appeal and embarking on a tandem sky dive with the Red Devils in July (weather dependent). If you would like to support YMCA Lakeside by sponsoring Samantha to do her brave sky dive please click on the link below
On the 3rd May 2018 we worked with five of the best chefs in the North of England who created a set of exclusive culinary experiences in Preston, Kendal and Manchester.
The YMCA could like to say Thank you to all the supporters of Yes Chef. You have helped us transform the lives of the young people of the future at our new Lakeside Stoller Campus outdoor activity centre.
We raised over £70,000!
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.
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!
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?
“Lakeside shows you what kind of person you can be and inspires you to want something better from life.”
Elliemae, 14 years old