Fundraising

Woodthope youngsters’ drive to transform community centre

Sadie White No Comments

Woodthorpe youngsters’ drive to transform community centre

A group of inspirational young people, looking to transform their youth club have started a campaign to revamp it into a welcoming space that will attract more young people in the community.  

Woodthorpe, an estate in Sheffield and an area of high deprivation and anti-social behaviour currently has a youth club but attendees feel that more could be done to attract new club members who could hugely benefit from being part of the group.

Youth workers in Woodthorpe have supported young people at the Sheffield Futures club to form the Woodthorpe Social Action Project (WSAP).

‘We want to make the club more homely and inviting for people who haven’t been or maybe don’t even know Woodthorpe has a youth club. Youth club is a safer place than hanging around on the streets and somewhere that young people can come and have fun, get involved with positive activities and be with their mates. We want to make it look better and we’re going to get involved as much as we can. We’ve written letters to MPs and Councillors letting them know what we’re doing and inviting them to come down and see the club.Says Cole,founder of the WSAP.

‘We’ve made a list of things we would really like to change about the club and are working on a plan with our youth worker at Sheffield Futures that includes a day of social action on the 5th April in the Easter holidays, where we are going to get involved in making the transformation happen working towards a grand unveiling in August.’ Says Ash, co-founder of WSAP.

‘We’re also really excited as Marcus Method, a Sheffield artist has kindly offered to do a mural for the club which is brilliant!’ Says Ash.

WSAP are enthusiastic to do something positive for young people in their area. They are meeting weekly to discuss ideas, organise fundraisers, create videos and plan the redecoration of their youth club. Gary Beatson from Sheffield City Council (SCC) was impressed by WSAP’s promotional video, which shows the group discussing the project and their plans for the youth club. Gary has since met the group and, after discussing the project with Senior FM Managers in SCC, they have kindly pledged to fit a new floor and lighting for the SCC-owned venue, which will go a long way to transform the space.

Commenting on the WSAP Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley and Shadow Policing Minister says ‘It’s fantastic to see such inspirational young people working hard to bring benefits for the whole of the Woodthorpe community. These young men and women are taking the initiative and working hard to provide a better place for their friends to be as well as the whole community and that is to be commended.’

Local business Loadhog have pledged to provide six volunteers to assist with the re-decoration of the youth club, painting the walls in colours that have been approved by all youth club attendees. On Friday 5th April, volunteers, WSAP, Sheffield Futures youth workers and colleagues will work hard to transform the space.

WSAP is fundraising and asking the local community for cash and equipment donations to improve the club, if you can help, please see: http://ow.ly/OHSh30o6pAE

WSAP are looking for good quality donations that will stand the test of time in a busy youth club:

Main room:

  1. Decorating materials – all prep materials and paint
  2. Furnishings – soft furnishings, 4 sofas, chairs, picture frames, roller blinds, disco ball!

Chill room:

  1. Furnishings – sofa and soft furnishings

Kitchen:

  1. Fridge
  2. New kitchen & installation

Music room:

  1. CD Mixer
  2. Earphones
  3. Storage
  4. Chairs
  5. USB / SCART lead
  6. Mixer stand

Could you help WSAP? You can make a cash donation here http://ow.ly/OHSh30o6pAE or call 07766 751 614 or email fundraising@sheffieldfutures.org.uk if you have time or skills to help.

-Ends-

Media contacts

For more information and associated imagery please contact:

Sadie White, Media and Communications Officer

Email: sadie.white@sheffieldfutures.org.uk or call: 0114 201 6622

Natasha Bright, Marketing and Communications Co-coordinator

Email: tash.bright@sheffieldfutures.org.uk or call: 0114 201 8647

Notes to the Editor – About Sheffield Futures

We are an independent charity, which supports young people and adults to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life. We deliver a wide range of services to young people and adults from our city-centre multi-agency one-stop-shop and from our delivery sites in local communities.

We are passionate about making sure that young people’s voices are at the heart of everything we do, and have a particular focus on working with disadvantaged and hard to reach young people and communities.

We work closely with our partners across the statutory; voluntary, community, faith; and private sectors to work together to support young people, adults and communities towards a better future – and we welcome opportunities for furthering our partnership work

My Favourite Voucher Codes February 2019 Charity Poll – Sheffield Futures

Elliot Walker No Comments
Sheffield Futures strives to support the young people who really need it within our community and, now, My Favourite Voucher Codes wants to help us to reach that goal.

 

My Favourite Voucher Codes is a discount website that provides customers with voucher codes for a range of online retailers in order to get their goods at a lower price. They are not only passionate about providing customers with discounts, but they are also passionate about raising money for charity too. The company, who began raising money for different not for profit organisations in 2012, has raised a wonderful £56,000 for different causes so far. They don’t plan on stopping there either!

 

My Favourite Voucher Codes holds a charity poll every month. The poll sees the charities compete playfully to raise votes for their causes. This is done through both on and offline strategies and works as a really incredible way to encourage supporter engagement and raise awareness too. The charity that has raised the most votes by the close of the month will win the donation, which is 20% of the company’s profits for that month!

 

The funds that are raised during this fun and engaging poll are vital to helping charities with their respective causes. They help to alleviate illness, to improve homelessness, to support asylum seekers, and even to help look after animals too. Having worked with – and raised funds for – charities such as Challengers, RoadPeace, Target Ovarian Cancer and Shelter, it is easy to see the good that this company is achieving through their initiative.

 

They really are focused on raising funds and awareness to charitable causes, while simultaneously saving people money on their online shopping. They are one of the only discount code sites that give consumers the opportunity to receive a discount while helping to raise money for charity, and this is a really wonderful service to be able to provide. Giving really is at the centre of everything that they do!

 

Sheffield Futures has now been invited to take part in the My Favourite Voucher Codes February charity poll! This is a wonderful opportunity to raise some money for the young community in Sheffield.

 

Help to support our cause by heading over to their website and casting your vote for Sheffield Futures. The poll is listed on the right hand side of their site, and it is free for you to vote in. You are under no obligation to use any of the voucher codes, but those that you do wish to use will increase the amount of money that is donated to the charity that wins this month!

 

Voting is open between the 1st and 28th February.

 

So head over there now and cast your vote for Sheffield Futures.

A Night of Fashion

Elliot Walker No Comments
We’ve partnered with Blue Sky Fashion Shows to bring you a great and cheap evening, full of amazing deals on top range women’s clothing! Get something for yourself or even some of those last-minute Christmas pressies!

The night will be full of Designer High Street Store & Top Range Ladies Garments to be Sold at a Fraction of the Normal Price – There’s no obligation to buy, all items fully guaranteed, and there’s styles to suit all ages, sizes 8 – 22!

Taking place on Tuesday 11th December, 7pm (arrival at 6:45pm) at The Lescar Pub, on Sharrowvale Road.

It promises to be an exciting evening, full of clothes to last all year (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). You’ll get amazing deals and raise funds for Sheffield Futures in the process!

 

Halloween at DINA!

Tash Bright No Comments

Boo! We’re hosting a spooktacular Halloween night ON 31st October!

Thrills and chills with three live bands, a bake sale, a fancy dress competition and lots of Halloween stalls, it’s a night not to be missed!

Just £5 suggested donation for entry and all the money we raise will go towards supporting the young people of Sheffield!

You can join in from 7pm at DINA, on Cambridge Street. DINA is an independent venue in the centre of Sheffield. Its purpose is to offer a platform for artists and performers profiling new and unseen creative work!

You can guarantee a spot and get your tickets in advance below.

Signed Sheffield Wednesday Shirt Up for Grabs!

Elliot Walker No Comments

Sheffield Futures Northern Soul and Motown Night

Elliot Walker No Comments

Saturday 9th June 2018 – 9pm

The Three Merry lads pub are hosting a fantastic Northern Soul and Motown night in support of Sheffield Futures, giving young people the future they deserve!

The Three Merry Lads pub can be found at 610 Redmires Road, S10 4LJ

It will be an all vinyl music night in conjunction with Right Track Soul Club!

There’s free car parking, free entry and a great raffle with some fantastic prizes (so remember to bring cash)! Food is served until 8pm.

There’s no need to book, so just come along.

 

For more information, please email fundraising@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Jumble Sale – 23rd May!

Elliot Walker No Comments

We’re hosting another amazing Jumble Sale on Wednesday 23rd May!

Our Jumble Sale takes place between 3pm – 6pm at our fantastic youth club, Earl Marshall, which you can find on

Heathcote Street, Sheffield, S4 7UR!

Make sure to come along where you can find lots of hidden treasures, from clothes, shoes and bags, to homeware, books and DVDs!

All for just £1 or less!

All the money we raise will go towards our continued services, so we can provide the young people of Sheffield with the future they deserve!

 

If you require any further information then please get in touch at Fundraising@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Free acoustic event at the Green Room 6pm 5th April

Sadie White No Comments
Join us for an acoustic night at the Green Room on Thursday 5th April at 6 pm. Free to get in, the event will feature local acts such as Paul Fletcher and the Dukes and Robert Lowdon.

All proceeds from the night will go towards redevelopment of the Door 43 young people’s well being cafe planned for the ground floor here at Star House. Please tell your family and friends and come and support us to raise funds to transform young lives.

 

Fundraising news

Sadie White No Comments
Thank you to every one that took part in the Sheffield 10 K this month. We really appreciate your efforts to help us raise much needed funds for our young people.

We welcome continued support with our fundraisers and have the following fundraisers on plan over the coming months:

October

  • The Botanist Pub Quiz, October 25: A night of fun and quizzical adventures, full of riveting rounds and exciting prizes! Starting at 7pm at the Botanist, Leopold Square, it’s just £2 per person
  • The Great Sheffield Futures Bake Off, October 30: Once again, we’re all swept up in bake off fever and we’re asking you to get baking and enter our competition. If you and your colleagues fancy a bake off challenge with proceeds to Sheffield Futures and getting your bakes judged by special guest judge Howard Middleton of Bake Off fame, then let us know.
  • Sheffield Futures Halloween Spooktacular, October 31: Taking place at the amazing independent venue DINA, we’re having a night of Halloween chills and thrills! With three live bands, a bake sale, a fancy dress competition and plenty of Halloween stalls, it’s a night not to be missed. Just £5 entry per person.

November & December – Details TBC

  • Sheffield Futures Fashion Show, November TBC: A night of women’s fashion, full of top brands at discount prices! Open to all, it’s just £5 per person.
  • Be a Sheffield Futures Star. After 3 successful years, we’re running our annual fundraiser that offers local businesses a chance to sponsor a Christmas star on our front window display.
  • The Santa Stroll. We’ll be wrapping up and going on our annual scenic Christmas walk this December, featuring our very own Santa Hats! Join us for a festive stroll and give back this Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising news

Sadie White No Comments
Our Live Music Night at the Green Room with the amazing Paul Fletcher and the Dukes and Trinity Road was a great success. We held a raffle with lots of great prizes and raised an impressive £180!

We also held Sheffield Futures’ first ever Pub Quiz in May, also at the Green Room, which was generously and amazingly hosted by Louise Ellison. Attendance was high and through entry fees alone, we managed to raise £106!

In June we hosted a Northern Soul and Motown night at the Three Merry Lads Pub! Thank you Janine.  Everyone got their dancing shoes on, we held a raffle and raised £139.12!

On July 4th we have a night at the Botanist, Botanist Bingo, a game with a musical twist! Make sure to come along as it’ll be guaranteed to be fun.

123

How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.