Our latest newsletter

27 June 2013

Helping young people help themselves .
Collection Tins We have just started placing collection tins in Southampton.This is a great way of increasing our funding and raising the profile of No Limits. We now need a volunteer to arrange, on a regular basis (every couple of months) the collection and counting of the donations , replacing the tins and encouraging others to take a tin. Can you help? If so contact Richard at No Limits on 07739793489 or use the contact e mail address at the end of this newsletter. Thank you.

No Limits now Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year .Yesterday the start of the twelve month relationship between No Limits and Sainsbury’s Bitterne and Bitterne West Stores was formally launched. No Limits were chosen by the customers and staff of Sainsbury’s because of the great work they carry out with the young people of Southampton. They were particular interested in the work of our drop in at Sholing. Sainsbury’s will be promoting and supporting the work of No Limits through in house advertising, collection points and by offering us other opportunities such as information days, bag packing as well as taking part in some No Limits fundraising events.

Barclays Bank The staff and manager (Martyn) at Shirley Barclays Bank are proving some real practical help. Each Monday a member of their staff is released to help at the No Limits Work Club using their skills in interviewing, CV writing and budgeting to improve the young people’s likelihood of obtaining work. Could you or your business offer volunteers to help us?

Lindsey Noble Goes Round the World In 3 months from now Lindsey will be taking part in the Clipper Round the World Race. Identical 70ft yachts leave the shores of the UK to begin the 40,000 mile circumnavigation. The race will cover 40,000-miles, visit six continents in 15 stopovers during the eleven-month challenge. Lindsey will experience some of the most challenging seas and weather conditions possible.

As part of this challenge Lindsey wants to raise money for two charities. We were very excited to learn that one of these is No Limits. She chose No Limits because they give great holistic support, help and advice to the young people in the Southampton area, particularly those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged. In her role as head of Southampton City College she saw first hand how essential it was to get young people back on track when they are in turmoil though no fault of their own and to provide first class preventative work so young people do not fall into crime, become involved with substance misuse or become homeless.You can support Lindsey here

We want to enter four young people, current users, in the Rad Vlaanderen Stuttgart Bike Challenge We have chosen a team of eight young people to take part in training to ride in relay over 500+ miles from Bruges to Stuttgart in three days. They will be cycling alongside about 80 other teams starting on September 25th. The ride is organised by Challenge Adventure Charities. One of the founders of this organisation, Simon Derrick is now a Trustee at No Limits and he is supporting us in this venture. For more information go to http://www.challengeadventurecharities.org.uk/Special-Feature-Text/c-1-12

Over the next thirteen weeks the young people will face a series of challenges and the four that manage the best will take part.

We need your help either financially or in kind:

·To raise £3,000 to pay for entering the event, transport and accommodation.

·To source bikes, bike kit e.g. cycle strip, helmets, waterproofs, gloves, backpacks

·To help with the training rides, bike maintenance or any other practical help in the build up to the event.

It will provide:

·The opportunity of giving a potentially life changing experience to four young people.

· A good focal point for PR and awareness raising for No Limits and any organisations that support this challenge

· Opportunities for corporate sponsorship that could raise around £5000 for No Limits.

Thank you

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