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Change a young life forever

About YHA (England & Wales)

Help make the moments that transform lives forever.

YHA creates the moments that matter in young lives; the extraordinary moments when young people begin to believe in themselves, discover their talents and find the ambition that will lead them along a different path in life.

Poverty, disability, illness, bereavement and other challenges are limiting children’s life chances and damaging their future prospects.

Some children can’t wait for life to change. Now is the moment they need you most. Please support YHA. Together, we can transform young lives forever through travel and real adventure.

How we change young lives

In  2017, young carers from a deprived area of Dorset went on a respite trip to YHA Perranporth. Most of these children don’t have family holidays. We supported a vital break from their caring responsibilities to spend time in the company of others who know  what they’re going through.

Read their story.

How you can help

Do the things you enjoy to change young lives. There are many ways to raise money. You can do it anywhere – at work, at home, on your own or as part of a group. Our friendly team will be happy to support you every step of the way.

Find out more.

1 in 4 children in England and Wales live in poverty

800,000 young people live with a disability or life-threatening illness

100,000 children don’t have a home of their own

178,000 young children are carers

111 children are bereaved of a parent every day