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

  • Tour de Y - 310 mile cycle challenge

    Date: September 19, 2016

    Cyclists ready themselves for South West Regional Challenge as they begin annual YMCA Fundraiser A team of YMCA cyclists will be battling hills, saddle sores and blisters to complete YMCA Cheltenham’s annual Tour de Y Challenge this week. Starting at YMCA Cornwall in Penzance on Tuesday 20th September, the group will then call in at YMCAs throughout the South West – Plymouth, Paignton, Exeter, Taunton, Bridgwater, Street, Bath and Bristol, before finally arriving back in Cheltenham having covered over 310 miles in 4 days. The group from Cheltenham includes the YMCA’s Fitness Manager, Rob Charsley, who is looking forward to getting back on the bike following last year’s Tour de Y when he was part of a group cycling 550 miles to the YMCA in Göttingen, Cheltenham’s twin town in Germany. “There is nothing quite as exhilarating as a challenging cycle ride – 80 miles per day, up and down hills, along coastal ...


    Date: February 26, 2016

    Thank you to all those who have already signed up to "sleep rough so others don't have to" on Friday 4th March. If you would like more information on the event and how to sign up click here. If you are unable to sleep out, why not sponsor one of our rough sleepers - go to our Virgin Money Giving page , scroll down to see those who have recently signed up!

  • Recruiting now - Duty Manager part-time

    Date: February 26, 2016

    See full details here.

  • Sleep Easy 2016 launched - sign up now!

    Date: January 29, 2016

    Cheltenham YMCA has launched its annual Sleep Easy 2016 fundraising event. MP for Cheltenham, Alex Chalk, who will be “sleeping rough” again this year having taken part in Sleep Easy 2015, said, ''I'm delighted to be supporting Cheltenham YMCA by sleeping rough again this year. It's only by bedding down in a cardboard box that you truly appreciate what it means to be homeless, and also what an important job the YMCA are doing in reaching out to those in our community who are experiencing crisis and vulnerability.'' Alex Chalk will be joined by the Mayor of Cheltenham Duncan Smith together with a wide variety of people from all over Cheltenham. In 2014 Cheltenham YMCA opened its new accommodation block in Vittoria Walk, offering 73 affordable bedrooms for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Despite this, the YMCA is aware that there is still a huge need ...


    Date: January 29, 2016

    The aim is simple: get sponsored to sleep rough for one night, raising funds to help vulnerable young people build a future. Date: Friday 4th March 2016 Time: 7.30pm (to 7.30am Saturday!) Place: The YMCA Sports Centre, Arle Road, Cheltenham GL51 8LE How do I sign up? To sign up for Sleep Easy 2016 and pay the registration fee, please go to our Virgin Money Giving event page - click the "Start Fundraising" button on that page. Follow online the instructions and pay the fee and set up your own Virgin Money Giving Fundraising page for the event.  All participants must be registered with us in advance. Numbers are limited so sign up today! Terms & Conditions: Please note, by signing up to the event and paying the fee through Virgin Money Giving you agree to the Terms & Conditions of Sleep Easy 2016. These can be found here. Sleep Easy Entry Fee: £10 payable through Virgin Money Giving. This covers all the ...