Little Bird SOS are again really pleased to have been chosen by 15 young people undertaking the National Citizenship Service (NCS) in Leicester as their social action project. NCS provides the opportunity for young people to build skills for work and life by taking on new challenges and making new friends. There are three phases to their NCS experience including adventure, an outdoor residential experience, followed by skills phase then the final phase, called 'Make a Difference' where the groups go out into the local community to support a good cause and make their mark.
They will be planning lots of fundraising events this week to support the work we do, as well as raising awareness of our organisation and the impact this has on the lives of those we support.
Below are a few words from Shauna who, in her own words, explains their reason for choosing us for their 'Make a Difference' social action phase and their excellent awareness raising campaign they have launched as part of their work.
"We have chosen Little Bird SOS beause all other charitable organisations are very well known. So many people have mental ill health and not many people know how to get help to get away from it. There are different ways to get away. Some choose art, music and exercise etc. With Little Bird they help people with the love of art and crafts. Different ages come and go and they do art, crafting, making things to get away with whatever illness they have.
People with mental health difficulties tend to feel trapped in a dark place called their head. No one knows what's happening inside someone elses head. With power and love Little Bird give. They help different age group do things with art, making different things like pillows and roses made out of egg boxes, pins and bracelets to sell.
This week through NCS (National Citizen Service) we are helping to raise money and awareness for Little Bird SOS and will be selling cakes, and doing a sponsored walk to help raise money.
It costs £123 to run 1 Revive session and we are helping to raise funds to help keep these session going. They have 2 sessions a week on Thursday from 12pm - 2pm and Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm. It's only £5 a session and it includes tea/coffee and biscuits as well as the craft activity. It's a relaxing and positive atmosphere and helps to free the mind"
They will be running a social media awareness raising campaign via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat using the hastag #flyfree