Could you bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas?

Not everyone expects to receive presents this Christmas. Could you help by donating a NEW gift to our supported housing residents?

What could you donate?
NEW Gloves, scarves, hats, socks, food (no alcohol), sweets, stationery, art materials, calendars, diaries, colouring pencils, paints, adult colouring books, toiletries, gift sets, hair accessories, DVDs, games, shop vouchers, puzzles and reusable cups/water bottles.

Please do not wrap these items as we put together a selection of gifts appropriate for each resident

These are the three collections points for donations

  • YMCA Bournemouth, Delta House, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BS;
  • The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX
  • Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Southbourne BH6 5JB (Pokesdown and Southbourne Children’s Centre)

For further information please contact us by email:

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.


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.


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.