Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
YAW Events 2019
Oxenwood Paddle Challenge
We are pleased and excited to announce our first Fundraising Activity for Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre.
A lovely group of young people and their families have challenged themselves to paddle a combined distance of 125 miles on the canal in January in aid of Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre.
Ed and the Oxenwood team will be on the water with them offering support but it would be great for the team to know that they have your support too . Please click on the link below to donate to this amazing challenge.
An Artistic Evening in Simon Mounsey's Garden
Saturday 20th June at 6.30 pm. ‘An Artistic Evening in Simon Mounsey’s Garden’ at Lea, Malmesbury, with local art and sculpture on display. Drinks and canapes. For further information and tickets contact Ginnie Keen :- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Action 50 Sportive
9th August 2020
The Action 50 sportive is a Half Century ride starting and finishing in Devizes to raise funds for Youth Action Wiltshire. Riders will be taken on a road circuit around the periphery of Salisbury Plain and the beautiful Avon Valley.
Starting in Devizes the route will head out of Devizes on to A342 and along the escarpment of Salisbury Plain through Urchfont, Easterton and Market Lavington. The route continues south to the feed station at the Stonehenge Inn and then onto Bulford, Netheravon and Enford before heading north alongside the River Avon to Upavon, Woodborough and Etchilhampton before returning to Devizes for the final miles back to the event headquarters.
All finishers will receive a medal and a High5 goody pack – Profits from the event will be going to the young persons charity: Youth Action Wiltshire.
Registration information TBC https://stampedesports.co.uk/?page_id=50
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.
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
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