Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
Beaufort Christmas Fair
The Beaufort Christmas Fair is kindly sponsoring Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Youth Action Wiltshire (YAW) on Tuesday 23rd November. YAW will have a stall at the event with a tombola. For more information, please download the event poster or visit Beaufort Christmas Fair.
Young Carers Voices
The need for our work continues to grow
COVID-19 and the associated Lockdowns, have exacerbated the issues young people accessing our Targeted Youth Support Services tell us they face. Specifically the detrimental affect the pandemic and associated lockdowns have had on their mental health.
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.
In 2020 to 2021 we spent approximately £676,000 on our Wiltshire Young Carers, Splash, Young Victims Of Crime, Project Inspire, Oxenwood Outdoor Education and Youth Club Support Services.
We are extremely grateful to each and every one of our donors, funding partners & supporters, who make our work with Wiltshire’s young people possible.