Young and Free Charity Auction *

Young and Free Charity Auction *

Young and Free in the Vassalls Centre Gill ave Fishponds will be holding a
fundraising event on Sunday 30th September 2012 (time and place tbc)

Young and Free is a buddying and befriending service to enable physically
and/or sensory disabled young adults between the ages of 16 to 25yrs to
socialise with non-disabled volunteers of a similar age. Many young
disabled people experience social isolation upon leaving school and college
since they find it difficult to access social activities unless they have
the support of their non-disabled peers. For some the isolation deepens
through time and they can get very depressed. It was this experience of
loneliness that led a small group to take action and develop a befriending
service for themselves and other young disabled adults. We currently
operate in Bristol and surrounding areas and also organise bi-monthly group
activities. The benefits to the community are evident. With more disabled
young people gaining greater confidence and improving their social skills
and self-esteem, they are better equipped to become happy and fulfilled
mature adults. Our primary goal is to bring down the barriers of exclusion
by supporting our members to develop friendships and we are determined to
have a really good time in the process!

Young and free are hoping to have a celeb (person to be confirmed)

The money that is raised from the fundraising event will be used to benefit
all the young people involved in the charity.

For more information contact John Langley (Outreach Worker) 07908810295

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