Two Wheels Better Than Four

Over the summer we were thrilled to host bike workshops at YMCA North London’s Homeless Hostel in Crouch End, Haringey. This was made possible thanks to a grant we received from TFL. The grant, payable over three years, was awarded to us as part of the Walking and Cycling scheme for London. As a result,…



The 2.6 Challenge for YMCANL

As a small charity, we are working hard to keep our organisation and its work in our community going. We want to ask you to join us and take part in The 2.6 Challenge. The 2.6 Challenge is a collective effort of thousands of event organisers and charities to Save the UK’s Charities. The challenge…



Give a Little, Help a Lot – Appeal for our Hostel for Homelessness

As most of you are aware, YMCA North London is on the front line every day dealing with the issues of the most vulnerable young people in our community in our hostel for homelessness. We are facing challenges during this shutdown period and wish to ask for your help. We provide shelter and support for…



Homeless Christmas Card Appeal

Will you send a Christmas card to a hostel resident, with a message of hope? At YMCA North London we house a number of vulnerable young people, many of them without families with whom to spend Christmas. We ensure they are given a wonderful Christmas dinner and our staff support them throughout Christmas and New…



Fitness Wellness Champion

  YMCA North London Fitness Centre member Fatima Reder is celebrating her recent win at the Pure Elite World championship in Margate, UK. Entering her fifth competition, she came first and was crowned Fitness Wellness Champion 2019, and had this to say: “I’ve been waiting for this moment, to gain a first place position. This…



“It’s been a lifesaver”

An Evening Standard article this week featured the bike repair workshops hosted at YMCA North London by partner, YES Outdoors. We’ve now had two workshops at the hostel and it’s great to see they are acting as a springboard to other things. YES Outdoors brought along some great bikes which the residents work on over…



Running in the Family

The Cowking family love participating in the YMCA running events. They’ve dressed up as Santas and elves at our Santa Run event in December, and came along as a family to the recent Fun Run & Festival. “The 2019 day was a huge success – we had competitive runs from all the family!”, says Julian…



“I’ll never forget this day”

Rick Baker, a Crouch End local for more than 40 years, ran the adult 10k for the first time in 2005 at the age of 59. Until then Rick had supported his friends at the finishing line. Now, not only has he run it every year ever since then but all three of his children have taken…



YMCA NORTH LONDON announces WORK IN PROGRESS Art Exhibition Fundraiser

Residents at North London’s largest hostel for homelessness are creating an exhibition of art and photography this month at the Picturehouse in the heart of Crouch End, London N8. DONATE HERE “At a time when homelessness is high on the agenda in not just North London but many major UK cities, the event is an…



Local family supports YMCA North London Fun Run

Running for the 7th year, Leanne and her family are participating in the 10k event and children’s 1 mile Fun Runs. Gabriel and Lila, have participated in the one-mile races since they were old enough to do so. Leanne says, “The weekend of the YMCA Fun Run is one of our favourite spring weekends. Watching all the kids…