Christmas at YMCA London South West

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Christmas is finally here and we hope each and every one of you will get a fabulous Holiday! Over the last few weeks, we have already celebrated the festive season with various festive events and activities across all our centres in Kingston, Surbiton and Wimbledon. 

Merton Winter Night Shelter

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Merton Winter Night Shelter provides people who sleep rough in the Merton area with healthy and homemade food, a warm and dry place to sleep and a friendly atmosphere where they can relax and let their guard down for a night.

A Volunteer’s Story

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Have you ever thought about volunteering with a local charity? By giving a little bit of your time, you are giving so much back to so many people. Also, volunteering often means new friends and lots of social events! Read what Nicholas Shortall, YMCA LSW volunteer has to say about why he started volunteering for us two…

Space to play and think

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How the YMCA LSW Camp made Will’s summer one to remember When 11 year old Will jumped off a cliff and into the Irish Sea this summer, he overcame more than just the usual tingling and butterflies such activities can bring out. 

Finding her voice with the help of YMCA

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Jade came to the YMCA following an unstable period in her life where she used all her strength caring for others until she had no energy left to care for herself. Now, she uses the creative workshops and volunteer programmes offered at the YMCA to rebuild her confidence and self-worth.