Working with youth groups
In addition to schools, universities and colleges, we work with youth groups.
Scout Association and Girlguiding UK
We really value having long-term relationships with the Guides and the Scouts. If your unit would like to help us with bag packing at Christmas time, collections or putting on a challenge or fundraising event for us then brilliant! So far, Girlguiding Kent East have had a county-wide Bake-Off and a Woodland Skills event for us. Everyone got a Pilgrims Hospices Woodland Skills badge for the latter event. You can see a copy of the badge below.
Performing arts groups
If you are in a dance school, drama or theatre group then we’d love to hear from you! We have Summer and Spring Fairs that you might want to perform at, or alternatively you might want to put on your own show like a Dance Dash in your local town centre to raise some extra funds.
Youth orchestras and choirs
We have a Trees of Love service every year at each of our hospices, so we’re always looking for choirs and orchestras to perform for us. Perhaps you’d like to set up a battle of the choirs in your area, or make an appearance at your local theatre or music hall to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices. If you do, then we’ll help support you in whatever way we can. Click here to find out more about the Trees of Love services.
Church youth groups
We know that as a church you probably have a busy schedule, but we’ve had some youth groups integrate their support through donations made at a young person’s First Communion; other groups put on their own events to raise funds for us. Alternatively, we also have a campaign called ‘Celebrate a Star in Your Life’, which we’d love to introduce to you.
We are always keen to forge links with youth sports groups, whether they be running, swimming, rugby, football, badminton or tennis teams. We would love it if you might consider having a tournament, or even have a fun competition between your club and a local group! If you’d like to support us, then why not get participants to tie a yellow ribbon to their arm to symbolise that you’re raising money for the hospice?
Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
If you are looking for some voluntary experience for your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, then get in contact! We have a number of voluntary opportunities that you can take part in, which range from bag packing at supermarkets to assisting at events. You’ll get to log some hours for your book as well as meet new people and learn new skills.
Army, Air and Sea Cadets
If you are a cadet leader and you are keen to get your cadets engaged with their local community either through the traditional cadet route, or via CVQO then we’d be very keen to hear from you.
If you belong to a youth group that hasn’t been mentioned, then we’d really love to have a chat with you too and hopefully with a little extra help we can help you aim for the stars!