Weʼve raised £1,070 to support ECLCM strengthen their campaign profile.Money raised will ensure Ben has back up accommodation & some promotional items on his walk.
- Children and youth
- Time left
- Funded on Sunday, 17th September 2017
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Every Child Leaving Care Matters (ECLCM)
Ben Ashcroft is a care experienced adult and one of the founders of ECLCM, campaigning for equality within the care system. As well as being a board member of ECLCM, Ben Co-hosts the Yorkshire Respect Yourself charity raising awareness of subjects that matter most to young people.
Ben is the published author of 51 Moves, telling of his own experiences in the UK care system and Youth custody; now having turned his life around feels destined to make a difference to those children and young people currently being looked after by the State.
Having recently struggled with depression and anxiety, Ben is acutely aware of the long term implications of mental health issues, and the value of making choices that maintain a good emotional wellbeing. It is because of his commitment to maintaining his own mental health that he is able to combine his love of walking and his passion to make a difference to those who often do not have a public voice.
Ben intends to walk from Halifax to London raising awareness of a subject called Staying Close which is the Governments answer to Staying Put for those young people living in residential settings. Staying Close is currently being piloted & ECLCM wish to highlight their blue print for Staying Close and the minimum requirement for a service that is fit for purpose. ECLCM’s blue print is CARING TEAMS.
ECLCM is not a charity, therefore Ben will require funds for promotional items & to support him with food & lodgings on the way.
Thank you for looking at our page & for your donation as Every Child Leaving Care Matters, all donations are gratefully received.
- 6 months ago
ECLCM6 months ago
Very moved to see we are now at 61% of our total. Thank you to all ECLCM supporters.This will surely be a great boost the campaign & in encouraging Ben on his #Halifax2London walk.
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Sep 9, 2017
Sep 2, 2017
Great initiative Ben.
Aug 30, 2017
Well Done Ben 👍 #ECLCM 🐝
Aug 29, 2017
We are looking forward to seeing impact of this. Ben you are an inspirational leader at championing change for care leavers.#ValueWorthDignity
Aug 28, 2017
Keep going, we all know it makes sense.
Aug 28, 2017
As a fellow care leaver/survivor I am so proud of you and what you are achieving. Time to use our passion with our voice to make positive changes in the care system 👍❤🙆♀️
Aug 27, 2017
Best of luck! From Leeds MST
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