Who are we?
Save the Family is a charity that provides a safe, supported community for homeless and troubled families where safeguarding is paramount. Our vision is "Keeping Families Together" and we achieve this by providing homeless families with the environment and support they need to overcome their difficulties and get back on track, thereby offering an alternative to the care system and homelessness. Our aim is to positively transform the lives of homeless families and save society money in the long term by diverting children from the care system, putting adults and young people into education and employment, and deterring at-risk young people from crime and substance misuse.
Include Us Too is our youth group. They work with young people aged 11-25 who are disadvantaged by or affected by homelessness.
What's the project?
Our youth group, Include Us Too, have been offered a fantastic residential trip to Great Hucklow in Derbyshire by a local church group from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th July. As part of this, we have been donated £250 for activities while we're there and we'd like to match fund this with another £250 to make sure the children have the best time possible.
We will be taking a group of 20 children aged 10-14 away for two nights. We're planning an action packed trip which will build their confidence, give them exposure to new experiences and leave them with some wonderful memories of opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have had. These children are either homeless or have experienced homelessness throughout their short lives. They will have experienced living in poverty and their home lives are probably chaotic. A residential trip like this gives them the chance to simply be children again; without all their other baggage.
If we raise more than £250, then we will put the extra funds into our summer holiday programme to make sure the kids and young people on site have a great summer with lots of interesting things to do while they're off school.
Want to find out more about us?
For more information on the difference that the Include Us Too youth project make every day, click here to visit our website.
Please donate to this fantastic project. Your donation will be very much appreciated and will give the children a chance to be free to enjoy themselves.
Thank you very much for your support.