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Weʼre raising £13,000 to continue providing back-to-work advice and support services to individuals with mental health problems in Leicester, Leics & Rutland.

Leicester, UK

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Aspiro, a small not for profit social enterprise, has helped over 1000 local residents who have experienced mental health problems, through supporting them to find recovery and an improved life through working again. We help people find jobs, volunteering and learning opportunities and support them moving forwards.

Thank you Aspiro, I could not have a got this job without you... (Oswald).

We were set up by Peter Smith, who was homeless 20 years ago through mental ill health and spent 6 years not working; however, he found through working again he remained well for most of the time, so he knows that a job can seriously help your mental health. This is the belief Peter and the Aspiro team bring to local people who have a lived experience of mental ill health.

Last year we took on a new service to help disadvantaged young people, and despite helping lots of youngsters to improve their lives it did not cover the bills and now we find ourselves £13,000 in debt with the threat of closure if we can't pay this in the next month.

Please help us to help the next 1000 people with mental health problems so they can find a job and rejoin society and feel well!

Click on Aspiro to find out more about us.

Rewards for donating to our cause

If you donate £1,000 or more and we meet our target we will name one of our yet to be launched work experience programmes after you, as well as inviting you as guest of honour, plus a companion at the new programme's launch event (more details in the £500+ incentive below). You will receive the benefits of being a £500, £250, £100, £50 and £20, £10 donor as well.

If you donate £500+, we will invite you and a companion to the exclusive launch event for our new work experience programmes, where you will get to hear success stories from individuals' who have succeeded through the Mental Health Employment Service and the young persons' project. You can meet them and some employers' who have used Aspiro. You will be announced as a supporter at the event and you will be named in a souvenir brochure as well as on Aspiro's website. You will receive the benefits of being a £250, £100, £50 and £20, £10 donor as well.

If you donate £250 and over, we will invite you to the new work programmes launch event and you will hear success stories as well as the option of learning how you can participate as a business and individual in Aspiro's continued success. You will also be invited to a coffee morning with our founder and MD, Peter Smith, where he will share his story of recovery and building Aspiro from it's birth pangs seven years ago. You will also get to meet Aspiro's amazing team and have the opportunity to chat to them and learn how we help people who are disadvantaged in finding work. You will receive the benefits of being a £100, £50 and £20, £10 donor as well.

If you donate £100 or more, you will be able to visit Aspiro to see what we do, plus you will be entitled to a half price place on our Inclusive Recruitment training course for employers and line managers, or a free place on our popular Mental Health Awareness or Personality Disorder Awareness course. You will receive the benefits of being a £50 and £20, £10 donor as well.

For donating £50 or more you or your business will be named on the Aspiro website's roll of honour for saving the service which will help many more people. You will also be entitled to a free place on either our popular Mental Health Awareness or Personality Disorder Awareness course. You will receive the benefits of being a £20, £10 donor as well.

For donating £20 or more you will receive a regular newsletter by email which will mention your name as a donor in the first edition and we will always be grateful for your donation to support us so we can continue to help many more people. You will receive the benefits of being a £10 donor as well.

As a donor of £10 or more, you will receive a regular newsletter by email to keep up to date with our success stories.

Please feel free to donate any amount you can afford as we will be grateful. Thanks for reading this and thinking about saving Aspiro.

Without my Aspiro Adviser's help I would not be where I am today - the support you give helped me get a job and keep it. (Jill)

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    2 months ago

    Thanks for all your support for Aspiro; we have just passed our first milestone at £3k and raised an incredible £3,002 !

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Page last updated on: 6/28/2018 3:52 PM

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12

  • Andrew Burnham

    Andrew Burnham

    Jun 11, 2018

    Keep on Keepin' on.

    £50.00

  • Nicky Drucquer

    Nicky Drucquer

    Jun 8, 2018

    Keep up the great work Peter

    £30.00

  • Daniel Cole

    Daniel Cole

    May 31, 2018

    £10.00

  • Caroline

    Caroline

    May 30, 2018

    I hope that you manage to clear the debt and continue to provide your valuable service

    £20.00

  • Jess Talbott

    Jess Talbott

    May 25, 2018

    Love ya xx

    £6.42

  • Julie Measures

    Julie Measures

    May 25, 2018

    You're so good at what you do, you have to keep it going!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 24, 2018

    £50.00

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Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Leicester, UK

Founder and Managing Director of Aspiro, Peter spent nearly six years out of work on disability benefits before returning to work almost twenty years ago. So he knows from personal experience that working can seriously improve your mental health!

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