Welcome to the YMCA
Guildford YMCA has a long history in the town, and for 20 years has provided safe housing for young people in the Bridge Street hostel along with bed and breakfast accommodation, conferencing and restaurant facilities. Youth work projects based at Plantation in Market Street have further developed the 'YMCA effect' on local young people.
And here's our official information from the Charity Commission website.
Our Capital Appeal is raising funds to improve and extend our facilities for young people. Currently the the amount donated and pledged to date* is
* last update 10.05.13
** total includes Gift Aid where applicable
What's new at Guildford YMCA?
Tickets are now going on sale for an evening's entertainment entitled 'Showtime' at G Live in aid of our Capital Appeal. The event will be hosted by local personality and international opera singer Jonathan Veira and feature the Swingle Singers and other musical performances.
The Rotary Club of Guildford staged a charity abseil on Saturday 11 May. Guildford YMCA benefitted as brave souls abseiled (under the watchful eyes of Craggy Island experts) from the roof of the Allianz Insurance building on Ladymead, Guildford. The event has raised around £3000 for the capital Appeal - thank you Rotary Club of Guildford!
Our annual Charity Golf Day is planned for Monday 17 June. Always an excellent occasion we are again seeking 18 teams to play 18 holes, starting the day with a hearty breakfast and culminating in a satisfying two course meal, entertainment and prize giving. This is a great way for local companies to provide a quality day for corporate guests at the same time as demonstrating their commitment to a worthwhile local charity. Guildford Golf Club provides an elegant venue and good golf - book your team in soon!
Staying at the YMCA
Did you know that there are 120 bedrooms at our Bridge Street hostel? And although 'YMCA' stands for Young Men's Christian Association you don't have to be young, male or even have a faith to stay there!
Over the last couple of years we have been refurbishing many of our hostel bedrooms to install en suite facilities and upgrade the fittings. This ongoing improvement of accommodation further enhances the 4 stars already awarded to the hostel by VisitBritain. Rooms can be booked by calling 01483 532555.
Within minutes of the railway and bus stations, and Guildford town centre, where better to stay?
Make a Booking enquiry here
"Good budget accommodation. Halls to rooms a bit dark and gloomy but room was great."
"Very pleasant, peaceful."
"Very friendly place, good atmosphere. Only slightly unhappy with shower - too low to stand under and wash my hair comfortably."
"Tremendous, wonderful, incredible!! I enjoyed every minute of my stay in the Y. Thank you so very much for your hospitality."
"Exactly what you need for a stay in town."
"It was a good month. Staff are all friendly."
Do visit our webpage featuring local attractions. Whether you live in Guildford or are visiting us soon, we hope this will help to make your stay more interesting.
Guildford YMCA Newsletter - Summer 2013
Here is our summer newsletter - being very optimisitic perhaps! - with news of innovative new projects that offer an alternative curriculum to Year 9 students who are struggling with their education.
We also produced a booklet for our Prayer Week that can be downloaded here and used through the year. We need prayer! If you would lke to receive a monthly email of further items for prayer please let us know here.
Help Support Life Change
Guildford YMCA aims to serve the local community, in particular young people, by providing a caring environment, building relationships and encouraging the development and personal growth of the individual. Projects include counselling, working with young people who have been excluded from school, social enterprise schemes, and providing housing.