For some young people, even everyday life can feel like a marathon. Our team is running to change that.
By making YMCA visible in this year's London Marathon, we will show young people that relevant, effective support is there for them and that a better future lies ahead. We even have one of our former residents, Noel, running for us to show how with YMCA's help, its possible to go the distance - and really turn your life around.
The money we raise through the London Marathon will enable us to provide safe accommodation for homeless young people, support for those with mental health problems, and the opportunity for others to access life-changing education and training. And if you donate now, your generosity will be felt in around 740 communities across England and Wales where we are making a difference to the lives of more than 630,000 people every year.
Thank you for whatever you can give to support Noel and the rest of our fantastic #TeamYMCA .