Prezzies for Rezzies 2023

We are appealing for the Dorset community to spread some Christmas cheer by giving a gift to those in need this festive period.

Our 17th ‘Prezzies for Rezzies’ campaign is now in full swing, where we encourage members of the public to write Christmas cards and donate gifts for residents of our supported housing services.

The Chatterboxes

Help to raise funds for our Chatterboxes project. The Chatterboxes is a youth action project run by young disabled people aged 11-25 years old from Bournemouth, Poole and other parts of Dorset.

The Big “Sleep Easy” 2023

The YMCA Bournemouth would like to THANK everyone that took part in this year’s Big Sleep Easy.

They braved a very cold night sleeping out in their cardboard structures.

Congratulations to Barchester, who won the prize for the best structure.

You can still donate to enable YMCA Bournemouth to support people experiencing insecure housing here.

Please email Sheena Dayman if you are interested in taking part in The Big Sleep Easy 2024.

Real Stories


Danny’s Story

Danny has battled hard to get himself free of addiction but last year he also battled for others by organising a coffee morning in aid of cancer care.


Jess’s Story

Jess became homeless after a mental health breakdown resulting from domestic violence. After her stay at YMCA Bournemouth she now lives in her own flat.


Medhi’s Story

Medhi is now a very successful businessman in Bournemouth but it has been a very difficult journey. A stay at YMCA Bournemouth changed his life.