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Fundraise for us

We are a registered charity and any extra funds we receive will go towards providing the best opportunities for our young people.

If you are setting yourself a personal challenge, such as a marathon, half marathon or skydive, why not consider doing it as a fundraising opportunity for a good cause at the same time?

You might also consider fundraising through bake sales, giving up something for lent and saving that spare money saved for charity.

If you have any ideas about something you’d like to fundraise for, please get in touch. We can provide you with our official logo, posters and promote through our eNewsletter and social media pages to help you with your event.


Join our month of Gaming: GAMEvember 2020

Up the game, downplay their fun.

Here’s your chance to channel your inner meanie and get your friends and family to play games they don’t enjoy – and all for charity!

Find out how you can make your next game count here.


Operation Santa!

We are appealing for Christmas donations for our service users to open on Christmas morning. If you can help, please donate items to either our Chelmsford or Colchester centres and we will wrap them up and give them to our Childcare and Housing Managers to hand out to nursery children and tenants.

A list of items we think our service users may appreciate can be found here:

Operation Santa

If you’d prefer to give a financial contribution for presents, you can do so via this page:



Sleep Easy 2021

Our Sleep Easy event will be held virtually on Friday 12 March 2021.

View our Sleep Easy 2021 webpage for all the information on how we’ll do this and how you can register your place! Click here.


Amazon Smile

Do you buy items on Amazon? Did you know that if you log in via Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.co.uk) and link your purchases to YMCA Essex as your preferred charity, we will receive 0.5% of the item price (for eligible items) in donations.




Corporate Partnership

Would your company like to help us make a difference?

A Charity Partnership is a great way to take part in something fun or challenging, while making a real impact within the community. It is also about so much more and can involve using your skills and expertise, volunteering and teambuilding. We can develop a tailor-made package of activities or challenges to engage and motivate your teams, bringing lasting benefits to your business and the community.

• Team and individual challenges
• Large scale community events
• Volunteering opportunities
• Positive public relations
• Community engagement
• Staff engagement

Contact us now to discuss how we can get started!


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