Supporting care leavers into sustainable work

by Geneva Ellis in Isle Of Man, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Supporting care leavers into sustainable work

£795

raised of £1,000 target
20
supporters
80% 51 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by January 27th 2020 at 5:34pm

Help care experienced young people into jobs they enjoy and can sustain.

To mark St Christopher’s 150th anniversary I’ve set myself the challenge of swimming "the channel", well, 35,000 meters. I haven’t been in the pool for over a year, so for me this is going to be a challenge. Just to be clear I’m not really swimming the channel, just the equivalent distance.

What I am also trying to do is raise money to fund a fantastic project to help care experienced young people find and sustain fulfilling jobs and careers. Care leavers can find it hard to find their first job and make it a success.

Being a care leaver isn’t easy and teenagers as young as 16 have to find somewhere to live, keep up with college or work, and look after themselves, often without the support of a family behind them if things go wrong. They are more likely to struggle with poor mental health and low self-esteem, so having all this responsibility can be overwhelming.

Please help to fund the Support into Employment project to give care leavers on the Isle of Man the opportunity to learn workplace skills and find jobs they enjoy and can sustain. The Support into Employment project helps care experienced young people to find their skills, grow their confidence, it teaches them employability skills, helps them to find relevant work experience and supports employers to make these young people's jobs a success.

I’m really grateful for any donation you can make to support this life changing project.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£70 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Signed copy of Lemn Sissay's, My Name is Why Book

A signed copy of the number one Sunday Times bestseller - My Name is Why - Lemn Sissay's incredible memoirs! All funds go towards supporting our young care leavers into employment.

£5 or more

0 of 50 claimed

St Christopher's 150th Celebratory Pin

Wear your St Christopher's 150th celebratory pin with pride. All funds go towards supporting our young care leavers into employment.

£15 or more

0 of 25 claimed

St Christopher's 150th Tote Bag

Celebrate our 150th year in style with one of our celebratory tote bags. All funds go towards supporting our young care leavers into employment.

£20 or more

Your name on our SUPPORTERS OF ST CHRIS webpage

Your name (or business name) on our 150th Anniversary Supporters webpage for the entire 150th year (2020). All funds go towards supporting our young care leavers into employment.

£25 or more

5 of 14 claimed

Novelty Celebratory Rubber Duck

A characterful rubber duck to sit on your mantelpiece to celebrate our 150th birthday with. These little fellows previously lived in the St Christopher's headquarters and are looking for a good new home.

£50 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Poem Print by St Christopher's Young People

A delightful 'You make our house a home' celebratory St Christopher's print. All funds go towards supporting our young care leavers into employment.

£150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

VIP ticket to our 150th Celebration Event

A VIP ticket to our special 150th Celebration Event in a top secret London venue in the summer of 2020.


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