We rely on local support to help us reach people most in need.

YMCA Thames Gateway Group is a charity that has been part of the community for over 150 years. We rely on and are grateful for local support. There are many ways you can help us to help people in need:

Make a donation

A donation of any amount can make a big difference to the people we work with. Every week we provide specialist rehabilitation classes for people who are recovering from strokes, cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Throughout the pandemic we have also been providing food hampers to vulnerable families and seniors. With you help we can continue this vital work.

You can donate to us here or via our Facebook page.

Take part in a fundraising event

Throughout the year we run a variety of fundraising events including family fun days,  running challenges and awareness raising events such as Sleep Easy, our annual sleep out event which is held at the beginning of March. Click here to find out more about our fundraising events.


Volunteers work across the majority of our departments offering their skills, experience and enthusiasm.

They tell us that they get a lot back! As well as training opportunities and work experience, they get a sense of giving, purpose and find new friendships. Click here to find out more about volunteering.