Help Us Revive Priory House: A Beacon of Hope

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Project by Bedazzle

Help Us Revive Priory House: A Beacon of Hope

Total raised £1,175

raised so far

23

supporters

Revitalize Grade 2 listed building into a community hub, fostering lifelong growth through tailored support and making connections.

We're still collecting donations

On the 30th March 2024 we'd raised £1,165 with 22 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The Vision:

🌟 Our Vision: As a charity, we now need more space and to have a permanent home for children and young adults who are involved in our services. Imagine a safe place where the doors are always open and always welcoming children and adults alike into a world of opportunity, creativity, and growth. 

That’s our dream for Priory House, a Grade II listed building with a rich history and an even brighter future. We’re on a mission to raise £10,000 to transform this architectural gem into a vibrant hub for the arts, education, and life skills.

💡 Why Priory House? Priory House stands as a testament to our community’s heritage. It is a beautiful building nestled in the heart of Dudley and has the perfect space we need to set up shop and turn this into a fun factory for the benefit of children and young adults. But more than that, it’s a space that can nurture the talents and aspirations of our youth. With your support, we’ll create a sanctuary where every child and adult can shine, learn, and thrive.

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⏰ Why Now?

Accessing essential services and safe social spaces is increasingly challenging. Nationally, 1 in 4 young people face long waits or rejection from mental health services, with schools tasked with greater mental health support responsibilities. Schools struggle as over 1300 children are missing from education in Dudley alone and the arts and health initiatives face further budget cuts this year. Dudley Youth Service is being eliminated, exacerbating disparities in access to critical services. It's time to bridge these gaps and ensure equitable support for all. We as a team have the opportunity to lease the building and we really need your help to make it happen. 

What we plan to do with the money:

So, we're turning this building into a hub where different organizations can come together to help the community under the remit of:

  • 💪 Health: Our comprehensive approach to healthcare encompasses coaching and training in physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. Join us to discover strategies for holistic wellness and lead a healthier, happier life.
  • 📚 Education: Our focus on education extends beyond traditional boundaries, offering accredited programs for young people in the arts and holistic well-being. Through tailored school support interventions, we aim to enrich learning experiences and foster personal growth.
  • 🎶 Arts: Through the universal language of music and the joy of dance, we’ll inspire confidence and foster a sense of belonging. Our programs will be designed to ignite passion and encourage self-expression.
  • 💼 Life skills: Equipping individuals with essential life skills for success is paramount. Through specialized training and personalized coaching/mentorship, we empower our community to thrive in all aspects of life. Join us to unlock your full potential and achieve your goals.

By doing this, we can then be in a position to offer even better services, that complement each other. It's all about lifelong development, which means helping people to grow and learn at every stage of life.

🤝 Join Our Cause: 

Your contribution will do more than restore a building and help us move in; it will build futures for all. Every penny will go towards making the space functional, educational materials and resources, program development, and workshops. It will provide a provision for the children and young adults of Dudley, to thrive and nurture their talents under our coaching and support. 

Bedazzle's history:

Founded in 2016 by a group of colleagues and friends united by a shared conviction that more needed to be done to support the potential of young people and those who nurture them, Bedazzle embarked on a transformative journey. This commitment stemmed from firsthand experiences, recognizing the profound impact poor mental health and inadequate support can have on individuals. You can read more about our inspiration and journey here: About Us

What we do currently:

At Bedazzle, we're dedicated to nurturing individuals and communities through our range of services, which currently include:

School Support: We offer tailored interventions in Social, Emotional, and Mental Health, supporting pupils including Children in Care and those with Special Educational Needs. Our aim is to promote overall well-being within educational settings.

Coaching Services: Our coaching extends to staff, leadership teams, and parents, fostering growth and resilience within educational institutions.

Training Initiatives: As a certified MHFA England Instructor Organization, we provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and specialized INSET courses. We also train Designated Mental Health Leads to champion mental well-being in schools. Additionally, we offer training courses and qualifications in arts and well-being for young people, with potential for further expansion.

Community Outreach: Beyond schools, we offer befriending, advocacy, and Mental Health First Aid to families and those at risk of social exclusion. Our inclusive approach ensures accessibility to all.

Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre (WYMT): WYMT combines artistic expression with youth development, enriching lives through the power of the arts.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Superstar Shout Out

A heartfelt thank you on our social media!

£50 or more

Bedazzle Buddy

Listed on our website as an official "Bedazzle Buddy" and an exclusive Bedazzle Buddy badge!

£100 or more

VIP Invite

All of the above and an exclusive invite to our big opening event!

£200 or more

Patrons Plaque

Your name on our beloved Patron's Plaque within Priory House

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