We work with four local charities each year to give something back to the community and make sure students have great opportunities to get stuck into.
Our four charities for 2016-17 are:
Catalyst Performing Arts
Catalyst Performing Arts run workshops in dance, drama, music, and music technology for young people aged 12 years to 25 years. The organisation was set up to promote the personal development of young people by providing opportunities for them to explore their own creativity and self-expression through the arts. Catalyst's main aims are to :
Catalyst is firmly rooted in Liverpool 8, providing essential free access to music, dance and drama and all other arts-based activities in the L8 postcode area.
Watch Catalyst's Play Day video
Royal Voluntary Service provides practical and emotional support to help older people live better lives, feeling safer, happier, healthier and more valued within the local community. We do this thanks to our incredible volunteers of all ages who support older people in the Merseyside area to stay independent at home and active in their communities. It is that support that makes the difference – whether at home, in hospital, getting people where they need to go or organising social activities. Reducing loneliness and providing the warmth of a family with the trust, commitment and professionalism of a major national organization.
Teenage Cancer Trust operates across Merseyside and North Wales through two units based at Alder Hey Hospital and Clatterbridge Cancer centre. Every year in the region around 100 young people aged 13 - 24 are diagnosed with cancer. Through our units, they get to have their treatment alongside others their own age, rather than much younger children or much older adults. They are not like a normal hospital environment – they are built for young people, with design input from young people. We also fund three staff in the region who provide one to one support and facilitate peer support.
MRANG was established as a registered charity in 2004 to meet the unaddressed needs of female refugees and asylum seekers and their children, in Merseyside. Our overall aim is to improve the quality of life for women refugees and asylum seekers on Merseyside.
Through our projects we seek to achieve the following objectives:
There is a range of volunteer opportunity at our outreach programmes including, helping with child activities, activities for the women, cooking and serving food. There are also plenty of opportunities available at our office such as finance, HR, quality standards, business development, fundraising, social media and compiling and reporting on our statistics.