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About us

Blackburn YMCA was established in 1896 and is part of the Global YMCA movement.Our current work at Blackburn YMCA includes:

  • A dispersed housing project for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, in the Pendle, Hyndburn, Blackburn with Darwen & Ribble Valley areas.
  • Accommodation and support for care leavers.
  • Work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • A Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project.

Join our Firewalk

Blackburn YMCA dares you to walk on fire on Friday 24th March at Castlefield Hotel in Manchester to help raise money for our Housing, Youth and Community project, which work to support and enrich the lives of vulnerable people across East Lancashire.

We have set a target of £2,500 between all who enter and we hope you will do your best to help us reach our goal!

Entry is £30 per person and it includes full training, fire walk entry, a BBQ, DJ and raffle. If interested, please contact Mandy or Lorraine on 01254 51009 or enquiries@blackburn.ymca.org.uk

Or you could donate through our JustGiving page or support our CEO Lorraine Prentice as she walks upon the coals.

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Examples of our work

Find out more about the work we do