Buttercup Challenge 2021 - An Update
A big thank you to everyone who ran, swam, bounced, cycled, rowed, walked and jumped for Buttercup Challenge 2021! We are delighted about the support that this event continues to receive, and with the extremely generous match-funding from the Mosawi Foundation, we raised nearly £11,500.
This money is vital for us to continue with the important work we do for young people, and even more so during current times. Here are a few ways that this money will be spent:
£15 for a young person to Walk’n’Talk with a YoCO leader. Sometimes a friendly face and an understanding ear is what is needed - this initiative started during Covid-19 but has proved so successful it’s become part of the YoCO programme.
£25 Registration fee for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme so that one young person can complete all four sections with the support of the YoCO programme, the Group Leaders and the YoCO DofE advisor.
£75 for a group session about staying safe on-line, or drug and alcohol abuse delivered by experts.
£2,000 is the total cost for one young person to complete the life changing YoCO programme of 18 months - 45 weekly sessions, numerous fundraising events and two residential trips.
We are also launching a new group in Wantage in Autumn 2021