FAMILIES are invited to a craft event to help vulnerable children in York.
Georgia Parker hopes to raise £ 250 for the York The Island charity by hosting a children’s arts and crafts weekend at Bishopthorpe Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
The money raised will help provide the Island’s One-to-One Mentoring Service to vulnerable children and youth, which has high success rates in transforming the mental, emotional and social well-being of isolated children.
The island also does school mentoring and youth club work.
Nigel Poulton of the charity said: “Community fundraising is a great way to support causes like ours. If Georgia raises £ 250, that means we can fund 17 enhanced DBS out of 17 new volunteer mentors who will each support a local child in need.
The event, also with stands and a raffle, is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since 2008, The Island has helped more than 2,500 vulnerable children in York.
Many former mentees have been successful in excelling in school, pursuing higher education, obtaining and completing apprenticeships, and starting their own businesses.
An ex-mentee who still works closely with The Island said: “Without The Island I would definitely be ‘off the rails’ involved in crime, antisocial behavior … maybe dead. Thanks to The Island, my life has been transformed for a long time. -term. ”
Event organizer Georgia said, “I’m so excited for the day, there are going to be booths, a raffle that we already have amazing prizes for and of course arts and crafts. ”