Free Gym Offer

At YMCA London CAN we believe everyone should have the opportunity to say ‘I Can’. That’s why we’re offering the opportunity to use our gym for free for 7 days. This is a completely free, no strings attached offer. You can try out our fully equipped fitness centre and take part in our amazing range…



September events you won’t want to miss

We’re excited to confirm two of our most popular events will be returning this September – the Fun Run and the Whitecross Street Party!   On 11 & 12 September our Whitecross Street Party will once again be serving up a creative mix of street art, performances and community interaction. With over 40 artists showcasing…



Introducing YMCA London CAN

Following the merger of City YMCA London and YMCA North London we are delighted to announce that we are now officially named YMCA London City and North, or as you’ll often hear us called YMCA London CAN.  Bringing together a combined 150 years of experience supporting young people across six London boroughs as well as…



LandAid House opens its doors

After ten years of planning and development we were delighted to be able to open the doors of LandAid House and welcome our first residents in May 2021. This is a historic moment, not just for us as an organisation, but for London as a whole, as this bespoke 146-person hostel is the first purpose-built…



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…



“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…