The charity committee are at it again, this time with an innovative way of supporting our charity of choice: ReachOut.
ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with young people in disadvantaged areas to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and attainment. ReachOut aim to improve the young people’s numeracy and literacy skills as well as communication and self-confidence which is done through one-to-one mentoring with positive role models and group activities.
Why would you choose to be a mentor for ReachOut?
Each project has volunteers working with the young people on a one-to-one basis; the volunteers and mentors both benefit from increased creativity, a sense of community and new friendships. Work.Life believes everyone has a right to education, no matter what background or situation they are from, which is why the charity ReachOut is one we are proud to support.
For these reasons we are encouraging our members to become a mentor to Reach Out. If you feel called to teach or would like a new challenge, head to ReachOut, where you will find many opportunities to volunteer for the charity.
So, what did we do?
To raise awareness and donations for this charity, the Bermondsey Work.Life Committee organised THE BIG WORK.LIFE QUIZ where teams at each Work.Life location came together to battle it out for the best score, raffle prizes – kindly donated by members in each space – and runner up prizes. The generosity of our members meant we raised a total of £1200 for ReachOut!
We had an entertaining evening whilst raising a great amount for ReachOut, the quiz got many of us head scratching, but of course there could only be one winner and that was Maven’s team in Bermondsey. They won a team dinner at a top London restaurant of their choice to celebrate their victory where they no doubt discussed current affairs and celebrities further.
Reach Out will be visiting each space to tell us more about their mentoring opportunities, so keep an eye out when reading our newsletters. Meanwhile, if you want to find out more about our charity of choice, don’t hesitate to visit their website or email their Volunteer Officer, Harriet (firstname.lastname@example.org). Projects run on weekday afternoons and evenings between September and July during term time.