Support in your Own Way…

Support us by doing something you enjoy! Come up with the craziest, wackiest thing you can think off, set up a fundraising page on our website and get your friends and family to sponsor you to do it! You could organise a fundraising event individually, or with a group off friends or co-workers at home, school or at work. Stuck for fundraising ideas? The possibilities are endless and the crazier the better! You can arrange a pyjama day at work, get sponsored to spend an hour in a bathtub full of beans, dye your hair a dazzling colour or even shave it all off! Set yourself a challenge… run a marathon, swim a triathlon, dance in a competition! YMCA Newcastle can help you with posters, leaflets, branded materials and collection tins and we’ll be more than happy to help with your event and promote your fundraising campaign. Got a wild fundraising idea or would like to set up your own appeal? We’d love to hear from you, so contact us at


We are very grateful for donations: whether this is a one-off donation, regular giving or perhaps a contribution towards one of our appeals! See Where Your Money Goes for a detailed breakdown of how we put your donations to good use.

Take Part…

Fancy a challenge? How about sleeping rough so that others don’t have to in our Sleepeasy event in the City Centre? There is a range of exciting events throughout the year that you can get involved in to support YMCA Newcastle.

A bit of inspiration… 

Fundraising made easy- Donate while you shop at no extra cost! 

When shopping online, make your purchases via and chose YMCA Newcastle as your charity of choice. That way, the companies you buy products from will make a donation to us at the checkout, without you paying anything extra. From hotels
to restaurants, and clothes to furniture: there are thousands of retailers on the site.

Put on an event

Put on an event such as a quiz or a fashion show and sell tickets. Not only is it a great way to raise money, it’s also good fun.

Afternoon teas/coffee mornings

Why not get baking and have people round for a coffee morning or afternoon tea? You can ask people for a small donation or hold a raffle and sell tickets.

Car boot sales

Set up a table for YMCA Newcastle at a car boot sale and sell your unwanted bric-a-brac.


You could hold an auction dinner. Ask individuals and local businesses for items that money can’t usually buy. Individuals could offer an hour’s gardening, an evening’s babysitting or a week in their holiday home. Local businesses could offer items like a studio portrait, a hamper or a haircut.

Remember us in your Will

You could help us to provide life-changing support to young people in Newcastle years into the future by leaving us a gift in your will. Please see our Leaving a Legacy page for further details.