A Level Leisure Studies students at Saffron Walden County High
organised a Christmas Variety Show to raise money for local charities. They recently presented a cheque to Lizzi Mills the Co-Ordinator of XL Mentoring
in Saffron Walden.
XL Mentoring will use this money to support youngsters
living in Saffron Walden. The XL project is about hope. To bring hope into a
young person’s life one has to walk with them, to understand their world
without necessarily condoning it and to journey to a place where alternatives
are possible; this is what the XL mentors in Saffron Walden do. Mentors assist
their mentees to make the most of their educational opportunities and plan
confidently for their futures. If you have the skills, talent, experience or
knowledge to support the work of XL Mentoring in Saffron Walden then email: email@example.com for further
information on XL Mentoring in the UK visit www.xlm.org.uk
Open Door Counselling
Service in Saffron Walden
The students also presented Pam Jenner,
the manager of the Open Door Counselling Service in Saffron Walden, with a
cheque for £1,263.50.
Door was founded in 1997 to provide free and confidential counselling and
advice to young people aged 13 to 26 years. It is based at the Adult Community
Learning Centre in Fairycroft Road, Saffron Walden, but serves the whole of
Uttlesford. A team of counsellors, operating to British Association of
Counselling guidelines, offer their services on a voluntary basis in order that
young people can access counselling free of charge.
manager of the service Pam Jenner said: 'We are absolutely delighted to receive
such a wonderful donation from the students at the County High School. We rely
on the generosity of the local community for our survival because we get no
regular funding from statutory organisations. This donation is a great example
of young people working for the benefit of other young people and will make a
tremendous difference to us.'
young person in need of counselling should phone Open Door on 07803 178794 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org Further information about the service can be
found at: www.open-door.info