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.

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

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.

A once in a lifetime opportunity has been created as part of our changing young lives appeal.


We are asking for your kind support towards our final fundraising with our new campaign – Sponsor a Bed.

Now we’ve secured funding for the build to begin, we need to raise the final amount to ensure our facilities are in place and the interiors of the building create a welcoming and comforting environment for the young people we support.

Naturally the first place to begin is to ensure we have the beds in place, so our visitors are well rested and prepared for their active days ahead when attending the center. We have a limited number of Sponsor a Bed opportunities available, so we ask that you please support us as soon as possible to ensure there is no disappointment.

Our special thank you you’ll receive for your contribution

As a very special and unique thank you for your support and contribution, we have worked with a local designer to create our ’Thank You Wall’ – where your sponsorship and kind contribution will be recognised by incorporating your family, business or individual name into the design of our feature wall.

This will forever remain in the building to recognise the people who have supported us, in the most prominent area of the building, with huge windows looking out across the stunning Lake Windermere and the mountains.

So, how do you get involved?

Simply submit your donation here and include the name you would like to be incorporated into our Thank You Wall.

Please remember we do have limited opportunities and space on the Thank You Wall, don’t leave it too late to have your name incorporated into our special building in the World Heritage Site, whilst supporting our work to build the futures of young lives with your kind and much appreciated donations.