We are always in need of items to help our Supported Accommodation clients during their time at the YMCA, and when they’re setting up their first home on their own.

The following things are very useful to the young people we work with, many of whom have little or no income.

We are now able to accept donations of these items at pre-booked dropoff times. Please click here to book a time with us.

We’re very grateful for your support!



We’d be very grateful for any of the products below, either separately or made up into your own food parcel for us to distribute.
Please note that we can only accept food that’s in date and doesn’t need refrigeration.

Tinned baked beans, ravioli or spaghetti
Instant noodles
Packets of dry pasta in sauce
Jars of pasta sauce
Tinned meat or tuna
Tinned hot dogs
Tinned meatballs
Tinned pies
Tinned puddings
Tinned custard
Rice pudding
Tinned potatoes
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned vegetables
Gravy granules
Tinned fruit
Dried or tinned soup
Pot Noodles
Dried mashed potato
Breakfast cereal
UHT milk
Cereal bars
Packets of biscuits
Packets of crisps
Instant coffee
Long-life fruit juice


Welcome Packs / Other Items

Dinner plates
Cereal bowls
Side plates
Frying pans
Cutlery (table knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons)
Shower gel
Washing powder tablets
Sanitary towels etc
Toilet rolls
Shampoo and conditioner
Shaving gel
Toiletry sets
Tea towels



All of the above items are welcome at Christmas.

We also welcome small Christmas gifts suitable for young men and women aged 16 to 30 – things like gift sets, cushions, chocolates, socks or slippers.


We Don’t Accept

We are not able to accept cigarettes and similar, candles or anything that might pose a danger to a vulnerable young person.

Second hand / pre-loved items will usually be passed to our charity shop.


Please click here to book a donation time with us.

We’re very grateful for your support!