Fundraising & Events
Find out more about fundraising activities and events in support of Youth Action Wiltshire.
Carols by Candlelight
Youth Action Wiltshire invites you to Carols by Candlelight to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of Wiltshire Young Carers Service.
The event will take place on Friday 8th December 2023 (7pm) at Malmesbury Abbey. Drinks and canapes will be served following the service.
Proceeds will fund a programme of exciting and fun respite activities for Wiltshire Young Carers, including music and songwriting, workshops, art, wildlife and adventure activities.
To request tickets, please complete the ticket application form or email Ginnie Keen: email@example.com.
A Unique Concert for Wiltshire
A Unique Concert for Wiltshire will be held at the historic Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday 8 February 2024 to raise vital funds for key Wiltshire charities Youth Action Wiltshire, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.
Tickets are on sale from Monday 20 November 2023 (10am), with prices starting from £15. More information about the event can be found in our blog post about the event:
Seats can be booked online from https://tinyurl.com/uniquewiltshire or by calling the Salisbury Cathedral box office on 01722 656 555.
We look forward to welcoming you to this very special event.
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.
A national survey carried out by Carers Trust, shows that 58% of young carers are caring for longer, 40% say their mental health is worse, 67% are more worried about their futures & 66% are feeling more stressed since Coronavirus. 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.