At ReachOut, so much of what we do is only made possible by our amazing supporters and their incredible fundraising efforts!
If you want to support ReachOut, there are so many different ways that you can get involved and make a difference for young people in your local community.
And it’s not just about the money – fundraising is a great way to meet new people, take on a challenge, and raise awareness of ReachOut with people who might not have heard about us.
If you’re interested in raising money for ReachOut – you can find all the information you need to get started below.
“I really enjoyed supporting ReachOut, I would highly recommend anyone thinking of taking part in a fundraiser to go for it!”
There are so many different ways you can fundraise for ReachOut!
From getting involved in the fundraising events we run throughout the year, to running a bake sale, hosting a quiz night or doing a sponsored skydive – we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
Take a look below at some of our main events you could get involved in, download our full fundraising calendar, or have a flick through our fundraising inspiration pack and fundraise in whatever way works for you.
Fundraising your way! However you want to raise for ReachOut, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. Download our fundraising information pack for an A-Z of ideas ranging from abseiling to Zumba and everything in between.
If you’re interested in fundraising for ReachOut, want to find out more or just want to have a chat with Ruby, our Community Fundraising Officer, about how you can get involved – let us know below.
“Hello, I’m Ruby and I’m ReachOut’s Community Fundraising Officer! My job at ReachOut is to work with all our fantastic fundraisers to make sure they’ve got everything they need to make a difference. If you’re thinking about fundraising I’d say go for it – it’s a brilliant way to give back to your community and achieve something amazing! If you’ve got any questions, or want to get involved, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just fill in our form and I’ll be in touch.”
“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”
Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.
“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”
Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London
“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!
Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”
Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London
“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.
ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”
Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London