We are still in lockdown, but daffodils are flowering, schools opening and COVID restrictions beginning to ease. Meanwhile, we have made it easier to fundraise and donate online to support our programmes....
Thinking about novel ways to help us raise funds in a pandemic? What about celebrating your birthday with a fundraiser rather than party? Doing a sponsored run, walk, knit, sew or virtual quiz or coffee morning? Maybe you could afford to donate some of what you can't spend? Cost of a haircut or meal out? Or just the cost of a coffee or a beer? If WFH, donate some of your usual commuting expenses?
AWARENESS IN MARCH
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We are all in this pandemic together - look after yourself and help others too.
30th MARCH is World Bipolar Day. To support those with this illness that brings tough shifts in mood and energy, see ibpf.org
We hope that you and those around you are doing well, or at least, getting through these difficult times. Maybe you would like to check out the upcoming February campaigns that we have listed - just taking the time to have a chat is a boost!
Although we have sadly had to close due to self isolation, we have been making arrangements to leave packages outside for collection at agreed times.
You can reach us on 01295 259442.
Here are four national campaigns in February that can offer help and inspiration...
check out their websites and follow them on social media
Which ones appeal to you?
Let’s start talking. Maybe this year you can chat with friends and family over video chat, FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts or similar. See top tips for hosting activities such as online movie night, virtual bake off or bingo.
Whilst everyone has been affected by COVID-19 this year, individual experiences have been very different. Giving and receiving support was made more difficult with restrictions on face-to-face meetings and centre opening times. Necessary cancellations of events also tested fundraising. However, together we adjusted to remote working and delighted in seeing the community come together to contribute in so many ways.
Most importantly, we take our hats off to all those in our projects who strived towards personal goals in the challenging face of the pandemic.
We wish everyone in our BYHP family a healthy and merry Christmas -
and here's to a brighter 2021!
AMAZING BYHP 2020 STATS
Counselling - 140 young people supported through 625 sessions
Family Mediation - 45 families supported through 161 sessions
CAMHS In-Reach Support - 59 young people supported through 197 sessions
Mental Wealth Academy - 87 young people supported through 720 sessions
Employability Projects - 72 young people supported through 571 sessions
Housing and Homeless Advice - 16 young people provided tents, sleeping bags and support
Foodbank - 193 packages given out
BYHP 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
From supporters such as Andrea, Mark, Thomas and Callum
and volunteers such as Daniel, Carol, Jim, Joby and Kate
to local schools such as Tudor Hall and churches such as Bloxham
to local organisations such as Highmarket House Care Home
to local businesses such as Tibbets, Morrisons, Pro Drive, Love Chiropractic and Co-op
Thank You to All Our BYHP 2020 Stars!
Upcoming BHYP Events for 2021
Sadly, we had to, of course, postpone events planned for 2020.
So, we are really looking forward to welcoming you back this coming year!
Come and have fun while supporting local young people!
It would also be great if, like our 2020 stars, you feel motivated to donate or fundraise for BYHP through a sponsored activity or event. We are happy to help with any ideas.
You can donate directly, via Easyfundraising ar Amazon Smile, when you shop or play the Cherwell Lottery (see DONATE).
The BYHP Big Lunch was a big success thanks to all our supporters and organisers Visit Banbury, Banbury Community, Banbury CAG, Castle Quay Banbury, Banbury Town Council and Hook Norton Brewery. It was a great team effort, thanks to everyone who helped!
It was a real community day; the sun shone, people arrived with their dish for the lunch and our stall holders were there with lots of therapies and fun activities to share. We had a wide range of food from hot dogs and burgers cooked by our young people to samosas and salads and everything was eaten!
We had some fabulous raffle prizes donated by many of our local businesses and there were a lot of happy winners!
The bake off was not dissimilar to the Great British Bake Off and we had our very own Mary Berry type judging panel with Smillies Cakes Pops leading the tasting with Colin and Fran! A very worthy winner was chosen for the generous raffle prize from Castle Quay, Tricia Davis with a delicious gluten free lime and coconut cake. Well done!
Are we going to do it again next year? Mmm, watch this space . . . .
Here at BYHP we're hosting a Big Lunch and would love for you to come along! Our Big Lunch is a huge picnic held to support young, vulnerable and homeless people across the town. We're looking to get the whole community involved to raise awareness of BYHP and its work with young people.
The lunch is free to attend, all we ask is that you come along with some food and non-alcoholic drink to share and enjoy the chance to meet some of your neighbors that you didn't know before. There will be a range of food for all dietary requirements, live music, creative arts, games, activities, a big raffle and more!
With support from Visit Banbury, the Banbury Community Action Group, Hook Norton Brewery and Kris Reeder, the lunch is set to be a special occasion.
We hope to see you on September 6th (12 noon until 5pm) in Chandos Close!
Looking for a fun way to get fit or stay in shape? Join us here at BYHP for weekly fun runs in a social and easy going environment open to all ages and every skill of runner! Even you, the couch potato! Above is our CEO Deb Parker and some of the other participants of the first session just after their initial run and on their way to a fitter future, come join them!
Runs will take place at 5:30 every Wednesday
Our blog is a great way to stay up to date with current events and projects, stories from our young people and the general goings on at BYHP.