Mayor of Southampton supports No Limits as charity of the year
22nd October 2020
Councillor Sue Blatchford, the 798th Mayor of Southampton, has chosen to support No Limits as one of two charities of the year to help build brighter futures for children and young people in need.
The Mayor recognises the difficult times children and young people are facing as a result of covid-19 and hopes to play a part in helping to rebuild their futures.
Councillor Blatchford said “Southampton Council has dedicated 2020-21 as Year of the Child so in such challenging times when it is difficult for all charities, I felt it important to prioritise young people. As a school governor I’ve been aware of the great work No Limits has done in schools so felt that choosing them I could raise their profile and generally support them in these unprecedented times.”
No Limits has been continuing to support hundreds of children and young people facing complex issues throughout the pandemic, including support around mental health, wellbeing, relationships, housing, poverty, income and more. Children and young people needing support have been able to access help from No Limits via their Advice & Support phoneline, email, web chat and Zoom services, as well as limited face-to-face support in more recent months. In August alone, the charity was able to support 878 young people across their services, most of which took place remotely.
The Mayor will support No Limits and Southampton Children’s Play Association until May 2021. Details of the Mayor’s fundraising events will be available on the No Limits website and social media channels: www.nolimitshelp.org.uk.