Weʼve raised £2,050 to help Ilsley DofE!
- Funded on Friday, 27th August 2021
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For the past 12 years, we have had the pleasure and privilege of changing the lives of hundreds of pupils through the Duke of Edinburgh award. Watching the transformation and development of pupils as they challenged themselves and embarked on a life-changing journey has been truly heartwarming. We, as the DofE team, have been extremely happy and honoured to have had the opportunity to volunteer and watch the pupils change their lives for the better and create some amazing memories. However, we now desperately need your help!
This year, we have had more than double the usual number of applicants who want to enrol on DofE and we do not want to turn any pupil down! We are absolutely delighted by the increase in numbers because we know the impact the award has on their lives but we are limited in terms of our resources. Each student on DofE needs a tent, cooking stove, rucksack, sleeping bag and roll mat. We only have enough equipment to cater for half the current applicants but we promised all our pupils that we will do everything we can to support every single one of them on this journey.
On top of this, the setting of our school means that many of our students are from low income backgrounds. For our disadvantaged young people, completing the DofE Award can be a game-changer, providing invaluable development and a recognised achievement that levels the playing field and unlocks education and job opportunities. However, their journey to complete the award is steeper and harder than most. Deprivation hinders every aspect of their award, providing them with economic, emotional and social challenges and thus making their chances of completing the award extremely low. We try our best to support these pupils to pay for the cost of the expedition, buy suitable clothing and to plan, buy and pack food as well as providing them with the emotional support to complete the programme as we understand our disadvantaged students are the ones who benefit the most.
It has been a very difficult year but with your help, we will change more lives this year than ever before! We believe any and every pupil should have the opportunity to complete the DofE award without worrying about money, equipment or support. Your donation will help make this dream a reality. We will be extremely grateful for anything you can donate and we thank you so much for everything you do to support our young people and for continuing to be there for them when they need us most.
- 1 year ago
St Teresa of Calcutta Multi Academy Company1 year ago
Thank you everyone for you massive support so far! We have had a grant and a donation this week so our target can come down to £5100! Keep sharing the page as together we can do it! Rachel Lloyd x
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Paul and Gail
Jun 19, 2021
A great cause that has a positive impact on so many young people and gives them an experience that they can draw on for years....keep it up!
May 31, 2021
Great for the kids. Keep it up guys.
May 22, 2021
May 21, 2021
I don’t know the school, but I do know what inspiration a different experience and the feeling of achievement can bring. Good luck in your fundraising.
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021
A very worthy cause. DofE is a great way to learn skills and gain confidence.
May 21, 2021
I benefitted from the scheme and hope others will continue to do so for many years to come
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