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First Story Autumn Appeal

First Story Autumn Appeal

Why we need your help

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.

7,355.50

raised towards 7,000.00 target

7355.50
7000.00
 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

Supporters

Oct 22, 2016

Pip

Worth every penny


Oct 21, 2016

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Oct 21, 2016

Anonymous

7.50
(plus 1.88 giftaid)

Oct 21, 2016

Aslan Byrne

Almost there!!

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Oct 21, 2016

Anonymous

35.00
(plus 8.75 giftaid)

Oct 21, 2016

Anonymous


Oct 20, 2016

Kate Rundell

35.00
(plus 8.75 giftaid)

Oct 18, 2016

Ros

Keep up the wonderful work

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Oct 17, 2016

Anonymous

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

100.00

Oct 17, 2016

Perdita Cargill

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

100.00

105

Total raised so far

7,355.50

Total plus Gift Aid 7,815.38

Direct donations

2,159.50

Raised offline 5,196.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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