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Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young

50 Walks supporting Helena Kennedy


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]As a past award winner of the Helena Kennedy Foundation I understand how vital their bursary and support are. I put 500 to raise but then we smashed it!!! So I raised it to 2000 so it's closer to the 2250 for the full grant. It would be absolutely amazing if we managed the Β£2250!![/p][p]I will be walking 50 evenings in a row for two hours to try raise money to go towards the bursary for a student. I'm a mum of four , the youngest only age 5 years and I work 30 hours a week so this will be challenging for me. You can follow my activity on strava or by following my blog on blogspot.com titled kirstys50walkstosuccess.[/p][p]The students who are selected as winners have all overcome great adversity and have still managed to gain a place at university. All these students come from a background where they have financial difficulties also. For example my challenges were a single teenage mum of three. I had fled domestic violence, I had suffered mental health illnesses and had faced homelessness with my children.[/p][p]I have read stories of others who found asylum in the UK after fleeing war. Care leavers, sofa surfers, those with long term illness. Single parents and those with no immediate family or support network. This is a few and my no means exhausted list. [/p][p]Students use the money to support them during university and it relieves some pressures. I used it for travel, childcare and books. Others have used it for compulsory equipment for their course. Computers for their accadmic work, the essentials such as food, again this list is not exhausted.[/p][p]And an added benefit is the mentorship and life long support and encouragement that the foundation provides for it's winners. [/p][p]With Covid 19 this money and other sponsors will be even more vital. If anyone would like to walk with me on any occasions please let me know.[/p][p]Please donate! [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

29 Mar 2021


May 12, 2021



May 11, 2021


Very well done x


May 10, 2021

Flamingo land raffle.


May 9, 2021

Jo Wyard

You’re doing amazing! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ€© X


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2021


Best wishes with your fundraiser


May 8, 2021



plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 4, 2021

Cheesecake raffle


May 1, 2021

Bring a pound to work day.


Apr 30, 2021

Rachael hampshaw

Well done Kirsty, you really will change a life


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2021


Good luck Kirsty x


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