Fundraising Success!!!

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Our very dedicated volunteer Cherie Hammond has kindly taken part in this years 10k run at the Grand East Anglia Run in Kings Lynn on 30th April 2017.

Cherie managed to run the race in just 1 hour 24 minutes and raised £50 for Alternatives to help support the ongoing work we do here.

Well done Cherie!!!

 

 

01/06/2017

Education Update – May 2017

We had had a very busy and successful few terms since being employed in February.

We were delighted that we were able to secure funding in order to support the production of our year six pupil packs, thank you to all those involved. So far this year we have presented our six-hour sex and relationship education tutorials to six schools with nine more still to go. We currently have a team of seven alternating and going into primary schools and are pleased to welcome Carys Vaughan and Carolyn Mahan to our presenting staff this year.

We are thrilled that, having brought forward a proposal as to how ASET will continue, the trustees have agreed we can employ a primary presenter for the next academic year; we hope to expand our reach but also access more Stamford schools. This appointment will also enable us to develop the secondary presentations we have on offer in order to address current needs, as well as being a good source of income and enabling us to further professionalise and future-proof our work.

We are continuing to develop excellent relationships with local secondary education bringing presentations on consent, sexual health and pornography in addition to the centre-staffed drop-ins. We also hope to pursue a specialised programme working with students with additional needs later this year. We have enjoyed presenting our tailor-made presentation on self-esteem and social media at a school, and are delighted that this has also been adopted by an additional school, who we will present to next month. We would like to expand this presentation further, developing a complimentary presentation focused on boys and their identity.

For slightly older students we are hoping to develop a presentation on healthy relationships in order to help to address Ofsted’s acknowledgement that secondary school’s sex education is often focused on the mechanics of reproduction rather than in the context of healthy relationships. In addition we would like to develop a presentation on maintaining good mental health and healthy coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety, in conjunction with Mind Space Stamford.

As I’m sure you can appreciate, all these plans are dependant on funding and if you have access to any additional expertise/funding in relation to these areas, please do get in touch, we very much appreciate your support. In addition, if you have any school-links that we can utilise then please put us in touch. We are currently sending out a survey to assess schools’ interests and would love to ensure our work is meeting local needs. Our new e-mail address and telephone contact number can be found below.

 We hope all our work will continue to empower the young people we come into contact with to make healthy life-choices that will secure their identities and help them to appreciate their true worth. Thank you once again for your support, please continue to pray for schools to be receptive to our contact.

Gemma Holbird and Sarah Jane Sauntson (Education Managers)

E-mail: education@alternativesstamford.co.uk

Mobile: 07413 397980

01/06/2017

Charity Table Tots 2017

Saturday 4th March  Saturday 6th May   Saturday 1st July

10am-12pm @ Bluecoat Primary School, Stamford, PE9 1HE

 Ticket Entry £1 and Tables cost £10.

What you sell is yours to keep – please call/email us if you would like to participate.

Table Tots 4th March

20/02/2017

Summer fundraising successes

Stamford festival parade

Alternatives took part in the Stamford Festival Parade of Floats on a lovely summers day in July. Volunteers Kate Butler and Bea Cole carried the banner followed by more volunteers and their kids dressed as daisies to raise awareness of Alternatives work with local families.

Fund Raising and Events Manager Laura Hudson-Luff ran a raffle stall and raised £130.

 

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Later on in July, Laura and Kate took part in a skydiving challenge and raised an amazing £700!

If you are interested in donating, you can still drop in donations to the office.

 

06/10/2016

Alternatives Sky Diving Event 23rd July

Skydive Sibson

Alternatives is excited to announce their sky diving event at Sibson Airfield on 23rd July.

Anyone who wants to join in and jump with us should follow this link : http://skydivesibson.co.uk/charity_event/alternatives/

We would love to see lots of faces cheering us on at the airfield so if you are free please come along and watch. It’s an all day event on 23rd July.

Without the support of fundraising events like this we would not be able to continue the work we do. Please sponsor our skydivers for as little as a £1 at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/alternativesstamfordskydive/300475

 

 

 

21/04/2016

Alternatives Nearly New Sale 7 November 2015

Nearly New sale 7 Nov 15

 

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23/09/2015

Swish party 20 June 2015

Swish 22 Jun 15

Alternatives were overwhelmed with generous donations of quality clothes for the Swish party on 20 June 2015.  The team carefully sorted them by size and type, and invited supporters to browse for new outfits at the bargain rates of £5 for 3 items and £10 for 10 items.

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24/06/2015

Refresh your wardrobe and support Alternatives: Swish 20 June

Alternatives Swish

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24/04/2015

New Year’s Ball amid the snow raises over £4500 for Alternatives

Alternatives New Year's Ball

Snowflakes were swirling outside the Alternatives New Year’s Ball late on Saturday night, but the guests were oblivious to the wintry conditions.  Well-fed by Rutland Gourmet’s sumptuous dinner, and entertained by Paul Dobie’s floor-filling repertoire, they were busy chatting and dancing till after 1am.

But the best news of the night was that £4500 was raised for Alternatives, from profit on ticket sales, wine sales, donations and a charity auction.

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06/02/2015

Hunter’s Interiors fundraise for Alternatives at drinks party

Hunters drinks party

 

Big thanks to Hunter’s Interiors who fundraised for Alternatives Stamford at their Autumn client drinks party.  Rachel Grant shares how the evening went…

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26/11/2014
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