Welcome to Cheltenham YMCA

Welcome to the Cheltenham YMCA website.

We hope that you will be able to find out everything that you need to know about Cheltenham YMCA, including:

  • Our work supporting vulnerable young people in Gloucestershire
  • Sports and fitness activities at our two sites in Cheltenham
  • Membership options and benefits
  • Ways in which you can help us to help the local community
  • All the latest news about our thriving organisation

Latest News

  • Sleep Easy - you did it!

    Date: March 17, 2017

    Thank you to all those amazing individuals who took part in Sleep Easy 2017 - sleepers and volunteers - you've raised over £5,000 so far and sponsor money is still coming in! A huge thank you to Abbey Business Supplies who again provided the cardboard boxes for our sleepers and sponsored the Sleep Easy T-shirts. We really do value your support! Finally, thanks to Asda's Community Champion Syrita for kindly providing hot drinks and soups - it really helped everyone through the night. Why not join us for Sleep Easy next year - Friday 2nd March 2018! [caption id="attachment_1734" align="alignleft" width="700"] Thank you to our sleepers 3 March 2017[/caption]

  • Sleep Easy - only one week to go!

    Date: February 23, 2017

    Calling local residents to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to support local, homeless young people. YMCA Cheltenham has worked in the town for more than 160 years and is hosting a Sleep Easy fundraiser at the YMCA Sports Centre, Arle Road next Friday, 3 March. Participants sleep in the sports centre car park for the night to not only raise money but also awareness of homelessness. We will be one of 15 local YMCAs across the country that have joined forces to raise awareness during the first ever national Sleep Easy Week (Friday 3 to Friday 10 March). Hundreds of supporters are expected to sleep out all over the country raising funds to help YMCA continue to support residents and young people in its services. We have hosted Sleep Easy nights since 2013 and have raised over £32,000 in that time. Money brought in has helped us provide more ...

  • SLEEP EASY 3 weeks to go - SIGN UP NOW!

    Date: February 10, 2017

    Sleeping rough so others don't have to... Cheltenham YMCA’s Sleep Easy is BACK! Our annual sleep out returns for the fifth year, joining YMCA events across England & Wales to help support our work with homeless people. Take on the challenge on Friday 3rd March 2017 at Cheltenham YMCA’s Sports Centre GL51 8LE and get sponsored to sleep out all night. Sleep rough so others don’t have to - sign up now, bring your friends, enter as a team or get the office to take part! Part of the national YMCA Sleep Easy Week. Date: Friday 3rd March 2017 Time: 7.00pm – 7.00am Where: Cheltenham YMCA Sports Centre, Arle Road, Cheltenham GL51 8LE Sign up here Charity no. 1079951


    Date: January 9, 2017

    Housekeeper, part-time, St. Michael's House, Gloucester. Click here for more information.

  • Sleep Easy 3rd March 2017 launch

    Date: December 16, 2016

    Cheltenham MP, Alex Chalk, has helped to launch Cheltenham’s fifth annual Sleep Out event and pledged to spend another night sleeping in a cardboard box to raise awareness of homelessness and vital funds for Cheltenham YMCA who provide almost 90 beds every night of the year to some of Cheltenham and Gloucester’s most vulnerable people. Alex, who took part in the event in 2015 and 2016, will once again be dragging out his sleeping bag and thermals to join other brave participants in what Cheltenham YMCA are certain is going to be the biggest and best event to date. Homelessness is on the increase, and despite opening a brand new 73 bed accommodation building in 2014(?), Cheltenham YMCA is still having to turn people away as they have not enough rooms for all those who are needing a warm and safe place to stay. Many of the YMCA’s residents have experience of ...