Our Volunteer Mentoring Programme receives generous support from Somerset Freemasons
Last week, the Somerset Freemasons generously awarded Mentoring Plus with a grant of £66,000 to support our Volunteer Mentoring Programme, enabling us to train 48 adult Volunteer Mentors over the next two years, and match them with young people in our community who need positive role models.
Empowerment Through Creativity - support our match funding campaign to give young people access to creative activities in BaNES
Empowerment through creativity
At Mentoring Plus, we believe in the transformative power of art to inspire, heal, and empower young minds. We are launching this campaign which will help fund sessions to provide safe, accessible, and creative spaces for young people to access and be supported by experienced art practitioners and youth workers.
The Big Give Christmas Appeal
The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest match-funding campaign, is back again. You can DOUBLE your donation to Mentoring Plus. We are delighted to have already received matched giving pledges for £7,500 BUT to unlock this amount, we need to raise another £7,500 IN JUST 7 DAYS!
If we reach our fundraising target we will be able to support the salary for our Volunteer Mentoring Senior Practitioner next year. This skilled team member leads the project and directly supports up to 15 young people and their mentors at any one time. It’s a pivotal role, managing referrals, assessments, mentor training and matching and safeguarding.
Please help our work! You can donate online at The Big Give from Tuesday 28th November until Tuesday 5th December.
Charity Christmas Trees
We will be holding our charity Christmas Tree sale this December. You can pre-order your tree from our shop, for collection in December, or come and visit us at our Youth Hub just off the London Rd in Bath. All the trees are Nordman Firs which are renowned for not losing their needles and from a sustainable tree farm in the UK.
Whether you are looking to buy for your office, pub, shop or home buy your tree from us and know that you are supporting young people in your community who are facing really tough challenges in their lives this Christmas.
Bath 5k Map Launch
Join us on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday the 10th of October, for a 5k walk from the map with Off the Record and Annie Legge who developed the map as a tool to build community, encourage access to the outdoors and enable more time offline to support mental health and wellbeing. It has been beautifully illustrated by Bath Based illustrator Ellie Shipman.
Find out more at bath5kmap.org