WYDM Proudly Supports
Our WYDM team have been busy collaborating away with these incredible charities. We are honoured to inspire change alongside them:
Community Links Charity number 1018517
Our dear friend Community Links are an innovative East London charity, running a wide range of community projects for over 16,000 people every year. Based in Newham, they have over 30 years of experience working with local people to support children, young people, adults and families. Through their national work, they share lessons with government and community groups across the country to achieve social change
Since January 2015, we have been mentored by Kevin Jenkins OBE, the Life President and Co-Founder of Community Links who has kindly taken us under his wing with his incredible advice and contacts. We will be working closely with Community Links so please sign up to be a WYDM volunteer to get involved. Get involved with Community Links: http://www.community-links.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/
We spoke to Oliver Jarvis, Fundraising and Marketing Officer from Buttle UK who was extremely friendly and happy to work with WYDM. Buttle UK is the largest UK charity providing grant aid solely to individual children and young people in desperate need. The people the charity helps are often in particularly difficult circumstances and may be experiencing significant deprivation. They may be estranged from their family, seriously ill, or experiencing a range of other social problems. Through our WYDM Domino Effect challenge Zowie Andrews raised £345 for Buttle in January 2015.
To help this incredible charity:
Bupa 10k Royal
Race Date: 25 May 2015 (bank holiday Monday)
Entry Fee: £20
Fundraising Target: £200
Registration Deadline: 9 April 2015
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
Race Date: 11 October 2015
Entry Fee: £30
Fundraising Target: £300
Registration Deadline: 7 August 2015
VSO Bahaginan is a registered charity in the Philippines CN200309253
VSO Bahaginan brings people together to fight poverty through the lasting power of volunteering. Our CEO and MD met with Arianne Olegario, VSO Bahaginan’s Development Program Manager. We were told first-hand about their new project where they are aiming to set up volunteering hubs for volunteers aged 18-25 in the Philippines. For more information on their Diaspora Campaign please sign up to be a WYDM Volunteer. VSO Bahaginan will also be helping WYDM with our screening process for volunteering opportunities both here in the UK and abroad.
The A21 Campaign Registered charity number 1140754
Our MD and Sicgmone from our Events team had the pleasure of meeting with Charlie Blythe, the UK Director of the A21 Campaign. The A21 Campaign is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to fight human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced slave labour. WYDM raised over £500 at our fundraiser in the Summer of 2013.
- Volunteer at The A21 Campaign annual Walk for Freedom for 17th October 2015. http://www.a21.org/index.php
- The A21 have recently launched #CoffeeForFreedom http://www.grindcoffee.com/#coffeeforfreedom
Registered Charity Number: 1068298
Kids Company www.kidsco.org.uk
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable children, young people and families. Its services reach 36,000 across London, Bristol and Liverpool including the most deprived and at risk children whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical or emotional challenges. The charity provides a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Their services and support empower those who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives.
In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 they were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for their success in enabling children to achieve their full potential.
If you are interested in volunteering http://www.kidsco.org.uk/about-us/volunteer
There are also events people can take part in http://www.kidsco.org.uk/challenge-events