COULD YOU BE A YLF MENTOR?
The Young Lives Foundation supports
10-16 year olds in times of need through mentoring, a programme funded by The Big Lottery and run by HeadStart Kent.
Many young people lack a supportive, safe and secure space to grow up in and as a result find themselves without a consistent adult in their lives. HeadStart Kent is a project designed to build on young peoples’ resilience and prevent mental health issues arising as young adults.
The Young Lives Foundation make a difference by providing a HeadStart mentor; an independent, positive role model who can offer advice and guidance to a young person who has been identified as at risk or in need of support.
A mentor meets with a young person once a week, either in their school setting or in the community, usually for around six months. They work towards a set of goals with the young person, relevant to the issues that they may be facing.
If this sounds like something you could
WALKING WITH LIONS
Tonbridge Lions is holding its 38th annual walk on 19 May 2019. The Lions do all the organising and marshalling so supporters of other charity and community groups can focus on raising funds for their organisations.
No entrance fee is charged and last year about a 140 walkers took part, raising more than £5,500. There will be a offer, why not become a volunteer with
YLF and help Kent Life’s Charity of the
Year make a difference to young people across Kent? You will be provided with full training and a dedicated coordinator to support you in your role. Current HeadStart districts: Maidstone, Thanet, Swale and Gravesham; coming July 2019: Dover and Tonbridge and Malling.
Find out more at: www.ylf.org.uk, call 01622 693459 or email volunteer[email protected]
TIME FOR CAKE AND A CUPPA
Dementia UK, the charity caring for people with dementia and their families through specialist dementia nurses, is launching its 10th ‘Time for a Cuppa’ week of tea parties from 1-8 March. You’re invited to pop the kettle on, bake a cake and raise money for more specialist dementia Admiral Nurses. When Time for a Cuppa started in 2009, there were only 55 Admiral Nurses in the UK; now there are 261, working with families to give the specialist dementia support they need to cope, www.dementiauk.org.timeforacuppa choice of six or nine-mile routes and at the end each walker is presented with a certificate. To register your interest, contact Ken Thomas on 01732 352935 or kenmar[email protected]club.net
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