With a gift in your will…

You could change the course of a young person’s life – bringing them out of hopelessness and despair, and giving them the chance of a better future.

How Does it Work?


Decide on an Executor

Decide on executors for your Will who will ensure your wishes are respected, and name them in your Will.

Value Your Estate

Calculate the value of your estate, taking into account the value of any property and investments, as well as any debts.


Make a List

List the people and other contacts you would like to remember in your Will, including your family & favourite charities.


Draw Up a Will

Book an appointment with a solicitor to draw up your Will. We can make some recommendations on solicitors should you wish.


Keep in a Safe Place

Keep your Will in a safe place where your executors know where to find it. You can also ask your solicitor to look after it.


Share Your Intentions

Please share your intentions with us. We’d like to thank you properly and to invite you to events that show you the work you support.

An extraordinary gift, an extraordinary legacy

Read about how one mans vision and generosity provided an amazing countryside getaway, as well as creating a significant annual surplus which is gifted to YMCA to underpin their work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the North East.

With a gift in your Will, you can welcome a young person onto YMCA’s family. You’ll give them a safe place to say, emotional support to get over what they’ve been through, and the training they need to build a bright future for themselves.

“I have all the support from YMCA housing and GYM staff and I’m finally heading in the right direction. I now have a much healthier relationship with my family. YMCA is very good and without it I don’t know where I would be or what path I would have taken.”

Nick, supported by YMCA North Tyneside.

“I first encountered YMCA during the War. I will never forget the effort they made to ease the lives of young soldiers like me. I don’t know how we would have got through those difficult times without their spiritual support.”

Angus Williams, World War II veteran.


View our Case Studies

Case Study: Sam’s Story

At just 16 years of age, Sam lost his older brother unexpectedly. His parents were overwhelmed with grief and struggled to cope with day to day life which led to Sam moving in with his grandma. Struggling with the death of his sibling and not having any support from his parents left Sam with a heavy burden, turning to alcohol and other substances to help numb the pain.

Case Study: Oli’s Story

Oli was an emergency referral to YMCA from Children’s Services. He was 16 and in foster care, but his placement had broken down following an argument with his carers.

Case Study: Nick’s Story

Nick needed practical support to give him more confidence and teach him how to live independently. He worked with our housing support staff who helped him to budget and manage his money, how to prepare and cook healthy meals, how to keep his flat clean and tidy and ways to make and build healthy relationships.

Case Study: Adam’s Story

Adam first came to YMCA North Tyneside after finishing 6th form college where he studied Business, IT and Textiles.