My experience as a corproate fundraising intern at No Limits

University summer holidays are blissfully long. They give you the perfect opportunity to make that all important step from ‘just a student’, to slightly more employable.
Having finished my second year at the University of Southampton, I was keen to expand my work experience through their Excel Internship scheme. This is a brilliant way for students to gain valuable ‘real life’ skills and begin o burst the university bubble. It was through this that I secured my Corporate Fundraising Internship at No Limits, a charity that provides multiple services to young people in need. I instantly felt drawn to the amazing work of No Limits as I understand that life as a young person is not always easy, and I am proud to have had a small part in helping those in need this summer.

Shanice’s Story

When Shanice was 23 she ran away from domestic abuse. With nowhere else to go, she started sleeping rough and struggled even to afford food. She experienced depression and loneliness, becoming nervous and reluctant to discuss her situation.
That’s when Shanice came to the No Limits Advice Centre. She was greeted by friendly staff who made her feel safe and secure. They provided her with food, clean clothes, and access to a shower and toiletries. She was also able to speak to people who truly listened to her story. After speaking to Shanice No Limits were able to arrange a space at a refuge for Shanice and sorted out a B&B whilst she was waiting. They also helped Shanice access a local pharmacy to get her prescription medication for depression.

Support in Sport

We’ve launched a survey to find out young people’s views on participating in sport. The feedback will help us to shape upcoming projects and how we could support young people in the future through sports sessions. If you’re a young person who’s interested in sport, we’d love you to take our survey today!

Ellie’s Story

23 year old Ellie*, a single mum who was struggling to raise a child by herself, had always dreamt of going to university. When Ellie first came to No Limits she told us of her struggles as a single parent, and her dream to become a student. We supported Ellie by helping her to search for university courses that appealed to her, and after submitting an application with Ellie, we were able to help secure an interview at Solent University.

Chilworth Manor hosts Tillison Consulting’s Curry Business April 2018 event, in aid of No Limits

On April 24th, 2018, Chilworth Manor in Southampton hosted the latest Curry Business networking event, raising more than £100 for local young people’s charity No Limits. The event, which was organised by Waterlooville-based digital marketing agency Tillison Consulting, was held in the idyllic surroundings of the Best Western hotel in Chilworth. A delicious Indian buffet was prepared for the 20 diners in attendance, priced at £20 per head with an additional £5 donation to No Limits.

Tillison Consulting’s Curry Business in aid of No Limits

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel in Chilworth, Southampton will host the latest Curry Business networking event. Hosted monthly in locations across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey, Curry Business is a monthly event organised by Waterlooville-based digital marketing agency Tillison Consulting for businesses in the area to meet and enjoy a curry and a chat while supporting local charities and foundations.

Jodie’s Story

23 year old Jodie* came to No Limits needing help with a variety of issues. After recently separating from her long-term partner who suffered with alcoholism, and as a single parent bringing up her 2 year old son, she needed our support. Jodie, who struggled with mental health issues alongside the challenges of parenting, was finding it hard to keep up with paying rent and bills.

Snow Updates from Snow Limits

Due to the forecast of freezing temperatures and heavy snow over the next few days, we advise that you check our Facebook page, Twitter account and website for regular, up-to-date information about the running of our services.

Chris’ Story

Chris’* parents experienced a traumatic separation and he was forced to live with his mother, who was often absent and would leave Chris with no money or food. Feeling depressed and alone, Chris stopped going to school. Social services got involved and Chris started living with his father, who provided him with better care.

Put your festive socks on and brighten a young person’s day

No Limits have officially launched their Christmas Socks appeal, which will see individuals, organisations, local schools and colleges get involved with wearing festive socks to raise money for vulnerable young people across the City.
This year we are running a Christmas Socks Week from Monday 11th December to Sunday 17th December for supporters to wear their festive socks, share a message of support and give a donation.