Big Bear Bespoke Education are Step by Step's latest Corporate Partner, and have already made a huge impact on the charity by sponsoring Sleep Out 2020 with an incredible £3,500 donation.
It has been reported that 1 in 8 children suffer from a mental health condition, but 70% of these are unable to access professional help. Big Bear Bespoke Education are passionate about holistically combining progressive education services with mental wellbeing, ensuring the social, emotional and mental health needs of children are met.
Big Bear Bespoke Education has a team of experienced educational and mental health professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to support children to achieve their full potential, both personally and academically. Their founder, Beverley-Sarah White, came to visit the Aldershot Foyer to find out more about Step by Step and how the organisation supports vulnerable young people with accommodation, counselling and personal development opportunities.
Beverley-Sarah was particularly interested in Step by Step’s counselling model, which delivers free counselling to young people aged 11-25. Both services are intrinsically linked and focus around bettering the mental health of young people.
Beverley-Sarah commented: “We’re delighted to sponsor the Step by Step Sleep Out on Friday 9th October. The event will really showcase the harsh reality of sleeping rough for one night. We cannot imagine how difficult it must be to have to experience that as a young person and that is why we are proud to support Step by Step and the wonderful differences made to young people’s life as a result. We’re really looking forward to Sleeping Out so that young people don’t have to!”
Jenna Grant, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Step by Step, commented: “I was delighted that Big Bear Bespoke Education were our Headline Sponsor for the Sleep Out. However, following government updates, we were desperately trying to figure out ways to still run this event, so took the decision to turn it virtual. This took away the need for a Headline Sponsor, but Big Bear Bespoke Education were kind enough to transform their sponsorship money into a donation to help support all our services. I cannot thank the team at Big Bear enough and I really look forward to progressing the partnership this year. What a fantastic like-minded organisation!”
Step by Step warmly welcomes Big Bear as a Corporate Partner. The Big Bear team look forward to collaboratively working on workshops that focus on supporting the charity with its mental health work.