Millbrook 457 Battery Royal Artillery Army Reserves brought some Christmas spirit to Southampton this week, with a three-course meal for those young people supported by local charity No Limits.
The Royal Artillery Army Reserves fundraised for the event, preparing, cooking and serving the food to disadvantaged young people in Southampton who might not otherwise have a festive meal this year. The young people were also treated to Christmas puddings courtesy of local independent bakery, Pure Bake. No Limits’ Youth Ambassadors had a great experience organizing the event.
Every 6 months we do a consultation to check how well you think we’re doing. The survey helps us to ensure that your voice is at the heart of everything we do.
This time round, we’re running our consultation for 3 weeks from Monday 24th September until Sunday 14th October 2018.
We turned 25 this summer, and to mark the milestone, children and young people celebrated with a Hawaiian themed party at the No Limits Advice Centre in Central Southampton, which included Hawaiian food, mocktails, a pinata, the limbo, a treasure hunt, gifts and pottery painting. The beneficiaries of the charity also painted the walls of the No Limits Advice Centre with their handprints, leaving their mark on the building that sits at the heart of No Limits.
Somehow already finding myself over half way through university, I decided it was time to get some work experience. After successfully applying onto the University of Southampton’s Excel Internship Programme, I got offered an internship at No Limits. For the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of being a community fundraising intern. My previous experiences within the fundraising sector were limited to voluntary work, acting as the treasurer for a university charity society. As a result, coming into the charity I was nervous about finding my place and being able to contribute.
24 young carers were treated to a fun-filled day at Paulton’s Park courtesy of Fair Ways, the subsidiary of the charity, Fair Ways Foundation, who funded the tickets and coach trip for the day out. The young carers, who are supported through No Limits’ Young Carers in Southampton project, were able to meet with other young people with similar life experiences and enjoy time away from their responsibilities as a carer.
Southampton based charity No Limits, an information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support service for children and young people up to the age of 26, has launched a social enterprise this month.
The new enterprise, No Limits Trading will provide exciting opportunities for organisations and individuals to sign up to accredited training and consultancy, access therapeutic services and utilise educational services.
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.
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.
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!