Most of us spend most of the day working, in school or college, or based at home. Often we find that we have a pretty active social life. There are ways you can use your own time, your shared interests, and your connections to get involved with Step by Step. Perhaps you’re part of a community group – like the scouting / guiding movements, Townswomen’s Guild, or Rotary, or you have a gym or golf club membership, maybe you’re a keen sailor or cyclist, or a master baker. Whether it’s a coffee morning or a 10 mile run, fundraising is better with others! It doesn’t matter if you’re more interested in gathering your friends for a pub quiz or running a mad hatters’ tea party in your front room, we are here to help you every step of the way.
We have a dedicated team member here at Step by Step whose role is to support members of our community in their fundraising with us. She’s a mind of ideas and information, and can offer guidance with organising and promoting your fundraising activity; from a cake sale to a triathlon.
With 1 in 100 young people now expected to experience homelessness, unemployment rates being three times higher in 16-25 year olds, and with 75% of all mental health problems being established by the age of 24, our work with young people has never been more important. Through the support of people like you, our community fundraisers, we are able to continue our mission; empowering young people and preventing homelessness.
Demand for our work is greater than what we can currently offer to young people in our area, despite us having grown as a charity over the last five years. This means that we need to raise more money every single year to support the increasing numbers of young people who need us.
Last year over £140,000 was raised through people like you doing small things like hosting a harvest supper or an afternoon tea, big challenges like trekking the Camino Way or undertaking the Grim Challenge, and even wacky things like going bare foot for four weeks. Every £1 makes a difference and so many people found ways to contribute to that huge total last year. Why not be in that number this year?
To get involved with our work here at Step by Step you might like to start by dropping our Community Fundraiser a line to let her know your plans. You may also want to get a bit of inspiration from other by signing up to hear our news, liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.
Whether it’s a personal challenge, or an event with family and friends; a half marathon, a collection at your church service, or adopting us as your Golf Club Captain’s or Singing Group charity of the year, we’re constantly amazed at the dedication and imagination of our passionate fundraisers. Thank you.
Our Work So Far
invested in our work is transformed to £5.60 in social value to young people and the community.
of the young people we support become work ready.
young people accessed accommodation, specialist support, and personal development services last year.