Will Clinic
will2 facebookDate: Tuesday 6th March 2018

On Tuesday 6th March we will be holding our second free Will Clinic here at YMCA Manchester.

Forming an integral part of our new YMCA ‘Legacy’ campaign, we have partnered with Sharp Cross & Mann Solicitors who have agreed to kindly waive their usual fees and donate their time and expertise to support the event.

The Will Clinic will take place at the Castlefield Hotel, and is open to all staff, friends and family, members, and the general public. However, spaces are limited so you will need to pre-book an appointment slot to be seen by the solicitor on the day.

There are a small number of places available that qualify for a free will, so it’s first come first served with bookings. (After the free Will allocation is filled, discounted Wills priced at £75 each (inc VAT) for the next 5 people leaving legacies to the YMCA will be offered).



If you are interested in taking part then simply follow these easy steps:

Please contact our legacies team via info@ymcamanchester.org.uk or call 0161 837 3510 to make your appointment. (Appointments will last 30 minutes, during which you can discuss your situation with the solicitor who will draft your will accordingly.)

  • Consider leaving a legacy
  • Gifts in Wills known as legacies are a vital source of funding for YMCA Manchester. These gifts help our Youth and Community Team provide health and wellbeing opportunities and inclusive accredited training and education for vulnerable young people locally. There is no obligation to leave a gift to YMCA Manchester in your will but if you would like to then Sharp Cross & Mann can help.
  • Make a donation if you wish to do so

At the end of your appointment the solicitor will give you a YMCA Manchester Supporter envelope.  This is your opportunity to directly impact our work by making a donation of your choice.

If you require any further information please come and speak to us in the Youth and Community office, or visit www.ymcamanchester.org.uk/legacy

We look forward to welcoming you on the 6th March

Race The Train – Bury to Rawtenstall  

Race train pic1 - Mark Lysycia

Image courtesy of © Mark Lysycia Photography

Date: Sunday 10th June 2018

Start Time: 11:00

Distance: 11 miles

Discounted YMCA Manchester entries available: £20 per person

In partnership with East Lancashire Railway’s this unique race will start from Bury train station on the sound of the steam trains whistle. Runners will then set off North along trail paths running alongside the railway lines and Irwell River. The run is from point to point, starting at Bury and finishing at Rawtenstall Station.

The steam train on the sound of its whistle will travel south to the next station then change tracks, then head north catching the runners as it makes its way to Rawtenstall Station. Friends and family can ride the train looking out for runners along the way shouting encouragement*

Why not run for our YMCA Manchester Youth and Community Team and help fundraise for our community projects which work with vulnerable young people across Manchester and Salford.

To register your interest and obtain your discounted place please contact

info@ymcamanchester.org.uk or call our Youth and Community Team on 0161 837 3510

* Concessionary train tickets can be purchased from www.madbullevents.com

Blackleach Country Park Run


Date: Sunday 29th September

Start Time: TBC

The Blackleach race is 5 mile multi-terrain run which takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Blackleach Country Park in Walkden, Salford.

2018 marks the ninth year of this fantastic run which is organised and managed by the Manchester YMCA Harriers one of the oldest running clubs in the UK, if not the world!

Event sponsorship – what you will be supporting:

YMCA Manchester - STANDARD (RGB)We are asking all event participants to help raise sponsorship for our Inspiring Futures project which works tirelessly to improve the lives of young carers across Salford.

The project increases the confidence, social skills and employability of this group and engages with them to achieve positive outcomes in their education, physical and mental wellbeing, socialisation, future careers and independence by delivering work related social skills workshops and individual support over a 12 month period.

Please see http://www.ymcamanchester.org.uk/training-education/inspiring-futures/