By donating to or fundraising for the YMCA Lakeside Stoller Campus you will make a real difference to a million more young 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.

In the heart of the beautiful Lake District, the newly listed World Heritage Site, we’re busy building young futures and you can help us.

At Lakeside YMCA, we have a unique approach to facilitating the learning and development of young people. And you can now help us, and them, on the journey. Our new building work is underway, we’ve raised £6.3million of our £6.8 million target to create a 265-bed state of the art facility on the southern shores of Lake Windermere.

The building is purpose designed for Schools and Youth Groups and will include;

  • Student bed spaces, divisible into dormitories for 6 people with ensuite facilities;
  • Teacher/youth leader bed spaces with ensuite facilities;
  • Additional safety and security features as part of the design;
  • Recreational and social areas;
  • On-site catering facilities and dining room
  • 8 recreational rooms
  • A climbing wall integrated into the building
  • Pitches for a tented village with 176 maximum occupancy; and
  • A modern IT Suite

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Upcoming fundraising events

3 Peaks Challenge

YMCA Fylde Coast employees from across the Fylde Coast and Cumbria will be embarking on the 3 peaks challenge climbing; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise money for the YMCA Lakeside Stoller Campus.

If you would like to support our fundraisers you can donate through JustGiving on the link below

Recent fundraising events

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


Yes Chef

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!

We work with young people drawn from all over the UK