SWCHS Students Raise Money for Local Charities

SWCHS Students Raise Money for Local Charities

XL Mentoring

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: xlmentoringsw@gmail.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.

Open 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.

The 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.'

Any young person in need of counselling should phone Open Door on 07803 178794 or email opendoorsw@gmail.com  Further information about the service can be found at: www.open-door.info 


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