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 2018

Our programme of fundraising activities and events are organised and hosted by members of the YAW committee and raise approximately £50k each year to support the services delivered by Youth Action Wiltshire. Throughout 2018 we have a number of fantastic fundraising events planned to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Youth Action Wiltshire.

For more information about any of our fundraising events, or to purchase tickets contact: Ginnie Keen or Dawn Whiting:

The Mary Howard Christmas Fair 2018

13th – 16th November 2018

This exclusive Christmas Fair provides a relaxed and enjoyable shopping environment with plenty of opportunities to discover beautiful and unusual Christmas gifts from a collection of boutiques. Venue: Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6BQ. For more information contact

Carols by Candlelight

14th December 2018

Youth Action Wiltshire invites you to Carols by Candlelight at Malmesbury Abbey on Friday 14th December (6.15pm), followed by drinks and canapés. The event includes readings from Sheila Hancock, Ben Miller, Mike D’Abo, James Gray, MP and other exciting readers. The evening will also feature performances from the internationally acclaimed classical trumpeter Chrispian Steele-Perkins, Mezzo-Soprano Rosie Clifford and Tenor Alex Haigh.

Ticket Application Form

Book Tickets

For further information about any of the above fundraising events, please contact: Ginnie Keen email: (Tel: 01666 822263) or contact Dawn Whiting (Tel: 01380 732829).


Make a Donation

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

Friends of YAW

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


From Grant Giving Trusts & the National Lottery


European Funding


From Fundraising Activities & Events


Local Authority

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