Fundraising & Support
YMCA works with and for young people, offering them help and support in times of need. By supporting our work, in whatever way you can, you can help ensure our work continues.
Sign up below today to support your local community and inspire young lives.
- Do it yourself: organise your own event and have fun!
Fancy organising a bake sale, a karaoke party or a face painting competition? Find great ideas in our FREE YMCA Community Fundraising Pack. Have fun with your friends and families and raise money for YMCA.
What your can expect from us:
– FREE YMCA Community Fundraising Pack – Jam packed with exciting ideas to successfully organise your own fun event including marketing tips, sponsorship ideas and information on how to set up your own BT My Donate page. Click here to download and get started today.
– E marketing materials – If you would like marketing materials to promote your event please email our Fundraising Team here, or alternatively take a look at our useful downloads below.
– Collection buckets, T-shirts + promotional items (depending on availability). Click here if you would like to download the Fundraising Merchandising Request Form.
2. Take on a challenge: Run, swim, cycle … for YMCA
Fancy taking on a new challenge? Join TEAM YMCA and book your place on one of our exciting challenge events and raise money for the YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
Here are our upcoming events:
3. Do it with us: Help us during one of our fundraising events and give back to the community!
We have a number of exciting fundraising events organised by YMCA, which you could be a part of. Joining our fundraising team as a fundraising volunteer and finding yourself shaking a bucket at a busy football match or helping guest at a wine tasting event. Contact us today to receive our fundraising calendar.
Click here to sign up today to be a Fundraising Volunteer!
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Legacies/MD/Trusts and Grants
A gift to YMCA in your Will is a lasting commitment that could make a wonderful impact on future generations.
After making provisions for your family and friends, by remembering YMCA in your Will, you will be helping to ensure that homeless and vulnerable young people always have somewhere to turn to for years to come.
Q: What type of gift should I leave?
A: With a residuary gift, you can leave a percentage or the whole of your remaining estate, once all debts and other gifts have been paid. Many supporters choose a residuary legacy because it keeps pace with inflation and it’s a way to make sure that everyone can be considered.
Choose a pecuniary gift, and you will specify a sum of money to leave YMCA, but it could be significantly affected by inflation.
Any gift, whatever the size, will make an enormous difference to the life of a young person who has nothing.
Q: Do I need to draw up a new Will?
A: If you have a Will and just want to add a gift to YMCA, you can simply add a Codicil. You should ask your solicitor to help you ensure your wishes are known and acted upon, or you can contact YMCA on 020 7186 9518 to request a Codicil form.
Q: Do I need a solicitor?
A: We advise you to consult a solicitor whether you’re making or changing your Will. This way you can be sure that instructions are clear and your wishes can be carried out. You can find a solicitor in your area at www.lawsociety.org.uk or call 020 7320 5650 (Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30).
Q: Who should I choose as executor?
A: Consider whether a close friend or family member is the right person to ensure your wishes are carried out. Some people choose to pay a bank or a solicitor to act as executor.
Q: What is inheritance tax?
A: Some estates are liable for inheritance tax. The threshold changes and you can find the latest details at www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax
Gift Aid and Direct Debit
For every £1 you donate we can claim back the 25p tax you have already paid, at no extra cost you. In order to qualify you must be a UK taxpayer and pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount that all the charities or CASCs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. You can also make a gift aid declaration which enables us to claim back on all your gifts in the last 4 tax years as well as future donations until you notify us otherwise.