During our Festive Fool Fortnight from 10-21 December we are calling on our supporters to dress in
festive costume to help raise money to support young people affected by
sexual exploitation and abuse across Derby and Derbyshire.
THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN FESTIVE FOOL FORTNIGHT:
- Go to work in festive fancy dress* on any day during Festive Fool Fortnight
- Get your team at work to participate on any day during Festive Fool Fortnight
- Share the campaign on your social media channels and in your newsletters to encourage others to get involved or donate.
THE BEST DRESSED FESTIVE FOOL WILL WIN A PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
DONATED BY CENTURY MOBILE
For more information on how you can take part on any day between 10-21 December, download our guide:
How your foolishness will help
Our support for young people at risk of and affected by sexual exploitation has no set time-frames.
It often takes time and skill for our support workers to establish a robust, trusting relationship with a
vulnerable young person who may have already been abused.
We work with each young person to support their needs, at their pace. One size does not fit all;
our workers are intuitive, patient and provide an individual approach, carefully assessing the level of risk
for the young person at each interaction and offering support. Working together, slowly and gently the young person
learns they are not at fault and gradually is enabled to build their self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth.
The process is complex and highly skilled and will take as many sessions as needed to enable the young person
to reach that place of physical, mental and emotional safety.
This journey can take a young person up to a year, and sometimes more.
As a result, the cost of specialist trained workers to offer this support can be expensive.
Last year we raised enough to support TWO more young people in 2018.
This year we want to raise £5400 to support even MORE young people in 2019.
For more information on how you can help more young people receive vital support, download our guide:
Planning on taking part or want more information? Please let us know by filling in the form below: