You Shall Go to the Ball

Here at YMCA Doncaster we are known for our work providing Supported Accommodation for young people aged 16-30. We have many success stories of young people who have received support from us and have managed to rebuild their lives. We have shared a number of these stories on our website. Many of our young people…



YMCA Doncaster Celebrates National Trustees’ Week

This week is National Trustees’ Week. It is an annual event to celebrate the contribution of trustees and highlight the opportunities for people from all backgrounds to get involved and make a difference. Being a Board Member at YMCA Doncaster can be a rewarding way to make a contribution to our community. It’s a way…



Our Young People Enjoy Reading

  Sitting down with a good book seems to be a pass time young people rarely engage with today. A National Literacy Trust report from 2015 shows young people spend almost twice as much time reading online than they do reading printed books. It would seem the cost of books also plays a part in…



Decorate Your Sleep Easy Shelter

  With only a short time left to go until this year’s Sleep Easy event, those of you that have already registered are most likely collating your items to build your shelter, but have you thought about giving it a stamp of originality? Although the required age for Sleep Easy participants this year is 18+…



5 Tips for Building a Sleep Easy Shelter

If you’re joining us for Sleep Easy this year, you’ve hopefully started to give some thought to creating your shelter for the night. Here are a few tips from us… Think Ahead of Time and Plan – Decide what style and shape of shelter you want to build. Gather your materials well in advance and…



Charlie, 7, Donates to Sleep Easy

A donation from Charlie Monks, aged 7, brings this year’s Sleep Easy total to almost £3,000. Sleep Easy is our winter fundraising event and encourages local people to spend a night ‘sleeping rough’ and raising sponsorship to support our work with vulnerable young people. Charlie made his generous donation as he heard his mum making…



Belong, Contribute and Thrive – In Our Own Words

Doncaster YMCA’s Vision is to create places and programmes where all young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive. For their final project, young volunteers asked people from across Doncaster YMCA to talk about what those words mean to them. The three short films created as a result are now viewable here on this page