YMCA staff take on the 3 Peaks Challenge for the Changing Young Lives Appeal

On the 8th and 9th of September 2018, 14 YMCA staff will be taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge fundraising for the YMCA Lakeside Stoller Campus, changing young lives appeal.

The team includes staff from YMCA Thornton, YMCA National Centre, Lakeside, YMCA Housing and YMCA Central Support, all 14 will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a 24 hour challenge. We will also have Scott Gallagher from Radio Wave joining us on the challenge as well as broadcasting live during the challenge, so stay tuned!

You can support the teams fundraising efforts by texting 70070 with the code YMCA13 and the amount £5/£10/£20 or visit their Justgiving pages by clicking here

Sam & Libby our fundraising superstars!!

When Sam and Libby found out about the work we do at Lakeside and the fact we needed funds to build a new school facility and secure the sites future, they decided they wanted to help in some way and chose to do a sponsored skydive with the Red Devils.

The skydive took place in Nottingham on 24 July and raised an amazing £1089 for the appeal. Sam commented, ‘it was an incredible, crazy, terrifying experience and I’m so pleased that I did it, but don’t currently have any plans to do it again!’

As a thank you for their amazing efforts we will be naming a bedroom after them in the completed campus. Here is the link if you would like to make a last minute donation https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samm-swain

Sam and Libby we salute you and can’t thank you enough.

Lakeside Stoller Campus – we are on our way

The building work to create the new Lakeside Stoller Campus started back in early April and is progressing well. As can be seen from the images the steelwork is currently being erected so we are finally starting to get a glimpse of how the building is going to sit within its spectacular surroundings.

 The building work is on track to be completed by the end of March 2019 with the first young people crossing the threshold and enjoying the new facilities in May/June time.

Although we have almost reached our fundraising target we still need to raise a further £100,000 by the end of this year. So, the Changing Young Lives appeal continues with our Sponsor a Bed campaign. This is an opportunity for individuals, companies or schools to donate £200 to sponsor one of the 265 beds that will be provided for our young people in the new Lakeside Stoller Campus building.

In return the donors name will be etched into a glass thank you wall that will be located in a prominent area of the building as a permanent reminder of their support.