First Story Autumn Appeal

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/FSappeal

 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

Total raised

£7,355.50
from a target of £7,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£7,815.38

Offline total

£5,196.00

Every young person deserves the opportunity to realise the power of their story.

Young people from low-income backgrounds are often cut off from opportunities to nurture their creativity, putting their voices and confidence at risk. Each year, First Story gives thousands of students a unique opportunity to explore their talent and express themselves. Participants and teachers report that our programme increases confidence, self-esteem and aspiration, as well as strengthening writing and reading skills. First Story students also tend to perform beyond expectations in exams and have improved school attendance and engagement.

To kick off the new school year, we are trying to raise £7,000 in just one month!

This amount will help support our writing programmes with professional writers in over 70 schools across the country including:

* Weekly creative-writing workshops for 21 students per school

* Writing events at local cultural venues

* The annual First Story Young Writers' Festival

* Competitions

* Publication in an anthology

We welcome donations of all sizes – every donation counts.

To make a one-off donation, please select from the options below or enter your own amount. Alternatively, to support this campaign and our ongoing work with a monthly gift, please click here.

Your support could change the life of a young person by showing them that their voice matters. Thank you.

Select the amount you wish to give

£4.00  1 student attending a Regional Writing Day

£20.00  1 student participating in writing competitions

£35.00  1 student published in a professional anthology

£100.00  1 student participating in workshops for 1 term

Total donations: £2,159.50

Pip

22.10.16

Worth every penny

Anonymous

21.10.16

£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Anonymous

21.10.16

£7.50 (+ £1.88 giftaid)

Aslan Byrne

21.10.16

£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Almost there!!

Anonymous

21.10.16

£35.00 (+ £8.75 giftaid)

Anonymous

21.10.16

Kate Rundell

20.10.16

£35.00 (+ £8.75 giftaid)

Ros

18.10.16

£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Keep up the wonderful work

Anonymous

17.10.16

£100.00

I hope a new student finds their voice this term with this donation.

Perdita Cargill

17.10.16

£100.00

Love this project. Keep in touch re other initiatives - if I can help I will.

 

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