Fundraising & Events

Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.

Fundraising & Events

Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.

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YAW Fundraising Events 2019

Our fundraising committee of volunteers are tirelessly putting the final plans and details together for our 2019 fundraising events programme. Below is an insight into the mass of events planned; please check back regularly for updates and information on how to book your tickets.

Information about events will also be posted on our Facebook page

Dates For Your Diary 2019

Golf Day at North Wilts Golf Club

17th May 2019

Teams of four, but singles and pairs will be accommodated where possible. Lunch included. 

Please contact Ginnie ginniekeen@gmail.com or Becca beccaworsley@gmail.com for more info.

The May Mile Run

19th May 2019

The May Mile Run is again supporting Youth Action Wiltshire. Venue: Sheldon School, Chippenham. For children of all ages. 

Please visit http://www.maymile.co.uk/ for further information.

Bath Philharmonia Performance at Bath Abbey

DATE TBC

Young Carers will perform at the opening night of the International Music Festival at Bath Abbey.

 

Quiz Evening

24th June 2019

Hattons Lodge, Braydon

Please contact Ginnie ginniekeen@gmail.com  for more info

 

Drinks Party

DATE TBC

Drinks Party – Details to be confirmed.

 

Stampede Sports Cycle Event

18th August 2019

Sportive cycle event in aid of YAW with 50KM and 100KM options both starting and finishing in Devizes. 

Online entries open

Carols by Candlelight

DATE TBC

The annual Youth Action Wiltshire carol service will again be held at Malmesbury Abbey. 

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Make a Donation

You can support our work by making a donation to Youth Action Wiltshire.

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You can also support our work by becoming a Friend of Youth Action Wiltshire.

Fundraising Events

Show your support by attending fundraising events throughout the year.

Our Impact

Kerry's Story

I first got involved with Youth Action Wiltshire in 2012, after Wiltshire’s Crisis Intervention Team referred me to Youth Action Wiltshire’s Young Carers Service. This was because of the substantial caring roles I have had within my family, both for my brother and mum…

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B's Story

B was bullied at school because he struggled in class more than the other young people, B has a learning difficulty, which had caused him frustration. This bullying caused anxiety and impacted on B’s confidence and self-esteem which in turn affected B’s ability to…

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K's Story

K was referred to our ‘Inspire’ programme by her Wiltshire Council NEET worker, as she was currently NEET. K had completed a L1 sports course at college but wasn’t able to continue on the L2 sport course due to housing difficulties which had…

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P's Story

P was referred to our Wiltshire Young Carers Service, as she was caring for her mum, who has Scheuermann’s Disease and PTSD. We have worked with P since she was 12, at that time she was suffering with depression and this was effecting her home, social and school life…

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S's Story

Having four older siblings can be great fun, but when one of them has ADHD and one has mental health issues, family life can be very intense. This is S’s story, who also tragically lost a parent to an unexpected death…

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A's Story

A was referred to Project Inspire, as he was Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), having left secondary school before sitting any GCSE exams. A had been looking for a job for a number of months, but hadn’t had any luck…

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The need for our work continues to grow

Looking after a parent or family member who is terminally ill, disabled or has a mental health issue, has a significant impact upon a young carer. National studies carried out by The Carers Trust show that 27% of young carers (aged 11–15 years) miss school or experience educational difficulties. 68% of young carers report they have been bullied or feel isolated. Without interventions, young carers have significantly lower educational attainment at GCSE level, the equivalent to nine grades lower overall than their peers and they are more than twice as likely to be Not in Education, Employment of Training (NEET).

Splash supports young people facing a wide range of challenges in life, the impact of this is different for each young person, but without appropriate interventions, self-esteem, mental health, risk taking behaviour and the development of lasting positive relationships can all be negatively affected.

Being Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) is associated with negative outcomes later in life, including unemployment, reduced earnings, poor health and depression.

The volunteers who lead Wiltshire’s youth clubs, face a range of challenges, including a lack of appropriately trained youth leaders and funding for their club’s activities.

YAW Funding

Youth Action Wiltshire spends approximately £530,000 per annum and benefits from an additional £20,000 of in kind activity from partners.

Our funding breakdown includes approximately 10% derived from our fundraising activities and events, 70% from Grant Giving trusts and the National Lottery, 15% European funding and 5% from our Local Authority.

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From Grant Giving Trusts & the National Lottery

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European Funding

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From Fundraising Activities & Events

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Local Authority

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