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We were delighted to celebrate the achievements and commitment of some remarkable young people at our Young Supporters’ Awards last Friday 30 June.
Following a red-carpet reception, the awardees and their friends and family heard an talk from Steve Judge who shared his personal story of overcoming adversity to go from hospital bed to Paratriathlon World Champion.
Special guests included Nottingham East MP Nadia Whittome and Mel Bensley, who offered the young fundraisers her personal thanks as someone who has been supported on their journey to independent living by Framework.
The combined value of their efforts is estimated to be a fantastic £6,700.
|Seven year old Mayla Oxlade who is from Nottingham but lives in Barcelona took part in a 5km run at her dad’s workplace in November to raise money for Framework because, in her own words, “it’s so unfair that some people don’t even have a home”. Having raised £370 so far she now has more exciting fundraising plans for Framework and is aiming to raise over £1,000 in total. Mayla flew in from Barcelona with mum Hannah and dad Ian on Friday morning especially to receive her award!|
|Children at Brookside Primary School in East Leake – a longstanding supporter of Framework – have taken part in several initiatives, including collecting Christmas gifts for Framework’s housing service for homeless families and participating in a school-wide Sleep Out on the playground, raising money through sponsorship.|
|Young people from several groups in the Central Notts Scouts District have supported Framework for the last two years, creating posters to raise awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness and the work of Framework, as well as collecting food, toiletries and gifts for Framework’s Elizabeth House supported housing service in Woodthorpe, Nottingham. Scouts from several groups have also taken part in Framework’s annual Big Sleep Out.|
|Eight year old Georgia from Arnold had seen her older brother Olly getting involved with Framework through his local Scout group and wanted to do something herself to make a difference. Georgia decided to take on a fundraising challenge, completing 3,000 bounces on her trampoline in all weathers during January and February and raised £61.|
|Pupils at Heanor Gate Spencer Academy in Heanor learned about some of the challenges surrounding homelessness, before taking part in their own Sleep Out at school to raise both funds and awareness.|
|Sisters Amber and Jasmine (13 and 11) have donated their Christmas money to Framework for three years in a row – a huge £40 each! The girls have also held a cake sale in aid of Framework, raising £203, and Jasmine has also supported Framework this year at her school, Brookside Primary School.|
|Riverside Youth Group, a group of compassionate young people at Riverside Church in Southwell, have been raising funds and awareness of Framework – arranging a Fundraising Gala night as well as organising and taking part in their own Sleep Out.|
|Ten year old May Matthews from West Bridgford wanted to do something to raise money for Framework having seen people experiencing homelessness at one of Framework’s housing services near her home. May decided to take on a fundraising challenge, completing 150 cartwheels in just five minutes and raised £335 for Framework from her friends and family.|
|A group of friends from The Good Shepherd Primary Catholic Academy in Woodthorpe asked their teachers if they could organise a Sleep In at school to raise awareness of homelessness. With the help of their teachers, many children from across the school slept in the school hall overnight and raised lots of money through sponsorship|
We’d like to say a huge “Thank You” and congratulations to all the incredible and inspiring young people who received awards. We are very proud of your achievements and hope that our awards ceremony inspired you to continue making a difference in your local communities for years to come. You are our future changemakers and we know you will all go on to do great things.
Feeling inspired to take on your own fundraising challenge for Framework?
Our community of amazing fundraisers helps Framework to continue empowering the people we support to achieve financial stability, social inclusion and independence.
Our Fundraising Starter Pack is full of ideas and inspiration to help you make a difference in your community and take a step towards a brighter future for all.