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 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 ...

  • Get ready for Sleep Easy 2017 - SAVE THE DATE 3rd MARCH 2017!

    Date: December 13, 2016

    We will be launching our annual Sleep Easy 2017 fundraising event soon so SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 3rd 2017!

  • 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 ...