As a charity, we rely on funding from a number of sources. Government funding enables us to offer supported housing to homeless people in the local community and all surpluses from our cafes and restaurants, gyms and soft plays are plowed back into our charitable work.
However, a big part of what we do is down to the community and their efforts in raising money for us. There are so many ways in which local people have supported our work; sleeping outside on a cold wintery night, sponsoring a Dragon Boat racer who is dressed up as a cowboy, buying a beauty treatment at one of our Pamper Lunches or a second-hand pram at a baby sale.
Even running the Royal Parks Half Marathon or cycling in the Ride London!
How to get involved
We run many fundraising events throughout the year, ranging from big, all night Sleep Outs to one hour themed lunches.
Every single person who takes part contributes towards one of our community projects. Sometimes we’ll ask you to try to hit a sponsorship target and sometimes it’s as simple as turning up for for a coffee.
At most events we look for sponsors to help cover the admin costs. That way, all the money raised by those taking part goes towards our charitable work. If you’d like to talk to someone about what sponsoring an event involves and the benefits to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our latest fundraising event
On Sunday 12th October, YMCA LSW’s CEO Richard James will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London, raising funds for free and subsidised physical activities for young people in South West London. Read more here.