The YMCA is more relevant than ever

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“When I first got involved with the YMCA in 1985, I felt an immediate connection with what the YMCA did and stood for; locally, nationally and internationally,” says Alison Worthington.

Dance, move, laugh and learn with YMCA & BalletBoyz

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YMCA London South West is delighted to announce that as part of the YMCA Inclusive Lives programme, they will be partnering with world renowned Dance Company BalletBoyz to deliver creative movement sessions for young people aged 11-17 with a disability.

Fundraise for us

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As a charity, we rely on funding from a number of sources, including donations and sponsorships from residents and businesses in the local community. There are so many ways in which local people support our work; be it by sleeping outside on a cold winter night, paddling for us on the River Thames or cycling and…

Paul’s story

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About this time one year ago, Paul Squires died. By cutting the main artery on his right wrist, he intended to end his life in the park where he had been sleeping rough for almost seven months.

Amazing George & The Rickshaw Challenge

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Starting on Friday 6 November, BBC One’s The One Show Rickshaw Challenge is back, longer and tougher than ever before. One of the brave riders who will be cycling the 470-mile journey from Land’s End in Cornwall to Elstree in London in a bid to raise money for BBC Children in Need is 16 year old George from…

Get ready for the Christmas season!

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Starting on 1 November 2015, new joiners to our Health & Wellbeing services can get 25 days of gym membership for just £25 at any of our centres in Kingston, Wimbledon or Surbiton.