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There are lots of ways you can get involved in raising funds for YMCA Cheltenham.


Ideas include:

Sponsorship – Cheltenham Half, Cheltenham 10K, Community Mile, Tough Mudder, Colour runs, swimming, dancing walking, being silent or some kind of personal challenge that is appropriate it to you.

The YMCA also organises national events for sponsorship such as having allocated spaces in the London Marathon, Sleep Outs to raise awareness of homelessness and raise money at the same time and other sporting challenges throughout the year.

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 Cheltenham at a car boot sale and sell your unwanted clothes and bric-a-brac. Or donate your unwanted items to your local YMCA shop.


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.

If you would like to organise your own fundraising or sponsored event for YMCA Cheltenham at your home, school, church, place of work, or at our YMCA please contact us for posters, leaflets, branded materials and collection tins. We’ll be more than happy to help and could even support you to promote the event!

If you have planned a great event, don’t forget to contact your local press. The more people who know about your efforts, the more money and awareness you’re likely to raise.