To celebrate the 150th anniversary of our local YMCA in 2020, you can take on any challenge and fundraise for us. If you want to undertake your own challenge, to your own timescale, on your own terms – then this is for you. The only limit is your imagination and you can take part all year long.

You can help support YMCA’s wide range of local charitable services including youth work, disability projects, supported housing, counselling and targeted health and fitness projects. These are just some of the ways we support people in East Surrey and why your fundraising is so important to us.

Challenges that are personal to you

Whether setting yourself a fitness goal, achieving a life-long ambition or marking a milestone, set yourself a challenge that’s personal to you. You could run, trek, triathlon or swim, but your challenge doesn’t have to be physical. You could hold a car wash, cake sale or other fundraising event. Or you could challenge yourself to lose a certain amount of weight, quit smoking or drinking. Whatever inspires you.

You can define your own challenge or fundraising initiative – the important thing is that it presents you with a personal challenge.

Our dedicated Events Team will provide guidance on fundraising and for each completed challenge you will receive a:

  • YMCA Challenge 150 medal
  • Fundraising certificate
  • Limited edition YMCA Challenge 150 t-shirt or vest (if you raise over £150)

Join Team YMCA


All Challenge 150 participants will qualify to participate in our free challenge walking, cycling and circuit class training sessions.

Join a personal challenge - North Downs 150

One of our amazing Challenge Event fundraisers, Alison Steel, is challenging herself to walk 150 miles across the North Downs split over 9 monthly stages and wants to inspire others to take part. Alison would love you to join her on as many sections as you feel able to so, if you like to get outside and explore the countryside, this is the challenge for you.

Join Team YMCA

If you want to get involved, but aren’t sure where to start, you can find out more by contacting Gareth Luker.