There are many ways you can use your own time, your shared interests, and your connections to get involved with Step by Step.
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 hosting a mad hatters’ tea party in your front room, we are here to help you every step of the way.
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GIVE IT UP FOR LENT
Whether it’s chocolate, sweets or alcohol, challenge yourself to go without something for 40 days and donate the money you would have spent to Step by Step.
Because preventing young people becoming homeless, is possible.
To do this, young people and their families need access to high quality help and support as early as possible.
Half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75% by the age of 24. Young people experiencing problems with their mental health or emotional well-being have an increased risk of needing further intervention later in life, which could include needing to access homelessness services.
Step by Step offer 6-8 free counselling sessions for young people aged 11 -25, with a qualified counsellor who is trained to listen to them in confidence. Our counsellors are trained and experienced in working with many different issues including stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bullying, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, friendship / relationship issues, self-harm, eating disorders, feelings of not fitting in, exam worries, and socialisation.
Just £45 can pay for a young person to have a 1:1 session with one of our counsellors. By challenging yourself to go without something for 40 days and save £1 a day, you will be able to give a young person the sustainable support that is needed to transform their life.
….and if you cannot think of anything you can give up, why not fundraise for us?
HERE ARE SOME EASTER FUNDRAISING IDEAS
Host a coffee morning: invite your friends and family around for tea, coffee and hot cross buns and hold a collection.
Easter egg hunt: whether it’s at home with family and friends or at school, Easter egg hunts are always a firm favourite. Why not charge an “entry fee”, hide Easter eggs around the house, garden or playground and whoever finds the most eggs wins.
…and on Easter Day
Celebrate your successful abstinence during Lent with an Easter feast! Lay on chocolates, biscuits, cheese, coffee – whatever you and your friends gave up and ask for one last donation.
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.