There are many ways you can help to raise funds for YMCA Humber. You can get involved in one of our sponsored events, such as Sleep Easy, or organise your own fundraising event.

If you are organising your own fundraising or sponsored event at your home, school, church, YMCA or place of work, don’t forget to contact us for posters, leaflets, branded materials and collecting tins.

We would love to hear from you so please get in touch via email or call (01472) 359621.

Fundraising ideas

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.

Join Give As You Live

Send YMCA Humber a free donation whenever you shop by making an account with Give as you Live and adding the Donation Reminder Extension. Whenever you shop online tick the “Yes, please raise a free donation” and do your shopping as usual. When you have made your purchase, a percentage of the funds will go towards YMCA Humber projects.

Click here for more information on registering.

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


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 a studio portrait, a hamper or a haircut.

Sponsored Events

The possibilities are endless. Choose an event and collect sponsorship. You could run, swim, dance, sleep, sing, eat or be silent.

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.

Please contact us on the details above for help with managing your fundraising and finding the simplest ways to collect donations and sponsorship for your event.