There are over 120,000 children and young people under the age of 29, in Exeter, East and North Devon yet many do not experience fullness of life due to physical, psychological and spiritual challenges.

Inspired by Jesus’ example, YMCA Exeter support young people to experience fullness of life in body, mind and spirit. We work with young people who need our help the most. They have often been homeless, experience poor mental health and can lack purpose for their lives.

Since 1846, we have continuously adapted to meet the needs of young people in each generation. Today, we rely on Friends of YMCA Exeter to champion young people by making a monthly donation. Friends receive membership to our e-newsletter and exclusive invitations to our gratitude events throughout the year.

Become a Friend

Please consider becoming a Friend of YMCA Exeter. You can become a Friend by setting up a standing order with your bank to the following details or by using the CAF form below:

  • Account name: City of Exeter YMCA
  • Account number: 00982170
  • S/C: 12-13-55 Ref: Friends

For every £1 of income we receive:

  • 77p is spent on providing supported accommodation, mental health intervention and community support initiatives
  • 15p is spent on Christian leadership and governance
  • 8p is spent on fundraising and generating sustainable income
  • Service provision
  • Leadership and governance
  • Fundraising and income

Leave a gift in your Will

As we move towards our 175th anniversary in 2021, we invite you leave a gift in your Will and help us leave a legacy in Exeter that will last for many years to come. Your gift will help ensure that YMCA Exeter is here in another 175 years.

This could be a gift of £175, £1,750 or £17,500 to help celebrate our 175th Anniversary, or it could be any other amount you choose at your discretion.

To help you in your journey, we have partnered with local law firm, Gilbert Stephens LLP, who are providing an exclusive offer in support of individuals who choose to support YMCA Exeter in this way. This offer includes:

  • A free Will review
  • A Codicil for a reduced rate of £50 +VAT (usually £125 +VAT)
  • 10% off the cost of a new Will

Please call our team on 01392 410530 or email bethan.spencer@ymcaexeter.org.uk to arrange a confidential, no obligation chat.

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To speak to us about fundraising, making a donation or how we spend our income, please contact our Fundraising Manager, Bethan Spencer:

Bethan Spencer


01392 410530

Bethan Spencer YMCA Exeter