Fundraise for our Changing Young Lives Appeal

However you choose to support us, whether it’s a cake sale or a sponsored run, we can help you reach your fundraising goal. And if you’re looking for ideas, there’s is some fundraising inspiration below.

To help you organise your fundraising please get in touch and we will send you a Fundraising Pack which includes; a Sponsorship form, news release template, link to a downloadable poster template, an event check list, information on licenses, and information on keeping your event safe and legal.

Don’t have the time to organise your own event?

Don’t worry we have teamed up with our Centres and Skyline Events to provide you with exciting #LakesideChallenges.

You could Skydive for free and raise funds for our Appeal!

Enjoy the exhilarating and unforgettable feeling of a skydive – flying through the clouds from over 10, 000 ft at up to 120 mph! YMCA Fylde Coast are looking for thrill-seeking fundraisers to take on this once in a lifetime challenge, if you raise £400 in sponsorship, you can jump for free!

You will be strapped to your qualified British Parachute Association tandem instructor who does all the hard work for you, leaving you to enjoy the invigorating feeling of freefalling before gliding to the ground! You can jump from BPA approved airfields in Lancaster and Grange over Sands and no experience is necessary as you will be given training before your jump.

This incredible challenge will give you the biggest adrenaline rush you could ever imagine and you soar through the air knowing that you have helped raise invaluable funds for YMCA Fylde Coast. So what are you waiting for?! Book now for £70 to experience the challenge of a lifetime! 

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Fundraise at work, enjoy time with your team and do your bit for charity.

Simply contact us and request a collection tin or bucket and encourage your staff, customers and visitors to contribute

Can you get your office to come together and compete over who will win Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor or Wimbledon?

Get everyone to agree to a cheat day and put those culinary talents to good use and bake your favourite cakes and hold a cake sale. You can give badges of honor for the best cakes, the wackiest biscuits and the tastiest frosting.

Get the cocktail dresses, tuxes,  jeans, pajamas, and dodgy halloween costumes out and have a day where everyone pays £1 to dress down or dress up.  Offer a prize for the winner, most unusual and enjoy a day of laughter.

Whatever you raise, your employer could match it and double your fundraising!

Everyone likes challenging the boss to a dare! Staff can donate and vote for a daring challenge for your Head of Department/CEO at the same time.  Seeing the boss in a silly outfit is always a crowd-pleaser! It could be dressing in a terrible wig or Santa outfit or for him/her to take on a new role for the day.  Photos of course will need to be taken and put on the staff intranet or social media pages.  It’s all in a good cause after all.

Take part in a Bad Hair Day with your colleagues, don a multi coloured wig, or the very brave could go for a total head shave.  Pay to take part and/or sponsor those taking part and don’t forget to share photos (with permission) on social media or intranet. One for the staff magazine perhaps?

Calling all would be entrepreneurs!  Each team gets a small budget.  Their task is to use their wit and skill to increase their funds in an agreed amount of time, in a legal and safe manner of course.

Climb Scafell Pike or run the distance between YMCA Fylde Coast Offices and YMCA Lakeside without leaving the gym, or ask everyone

to take part in a step challenge. Use a pedometer smartphone app and aim for a collective number of miles, which could be racked up by walking up the stairs, to work or between offices.

Or why not take on a real challenge, a trek, skydive or overseas challenge, check out our adrenaline fuelled events in Challenge4Lakeside events.

Fundraise for us at your School

Have you or your School ever been to YMCA Lakeside? If you want to help fundraise for our new Schools Facility there are some ideas below.

Whether it’s a superhero or a hero from your favourite book, transform yourself and raise money for us

Have a fun dress down day and go YMCA Lakeside blue! Or have a day of colour by wearing your brightest clothes, fluorescent face paint or boldest hat.


Get all of your friends together to organise a bake sale to raise money for the Changing young lives appeal. You could have a theme, such as the Cupcake Wars between teams of your classmates! May the best year group win!

Show your support by coming to school with crazy hair or wearing a wacky wig.

Give everyone a tube of smarties, they are allowed to eat the contents in return for filling the tube with coins!  Offer the prize for the most money raised.

Get the PTA or parents involved with a coffee morning event or a quiz.  Add to the fundraising with a raffle or tombola.