There are many ways you can support the Southend YMCA and help us to continue serving the young people of Southend and the wider community.
Ways to donate
Your donation will help provide a young person with a safe place to stay or help us to provide them with support, advice and training.
Over the Phone
If you'd like to make a donation over the phone please call the Finance department on
Text 'SYMCA 3' to 70085 to donate £3
Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message
(Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SYMCANOINFO 3 to 70085)
To donate using a cheque please make payable to "Southend Young Men's Christian Association" and post to:
Newlands, Southend YMCA,
85 Ambleside Drive,
Southend On Sea,
Essex, SS1 2FY
"A real strength of SYMCA is the large number of volunteers who work with staff to deliver services to young people often in challenging environments …Volunteers are an important resource…there is no differentiation between volunteers and staff in terms of support, encouragement and development opportunities offered to individuals."