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SAFE@LAST supporters are essential to ensure we can continue to keep children and young people safe. From volunteers on the ‘front line’ answering calls to children at risk of significant harm to raising awareness and funds by trekking through the Costa Rican Jungle we couldn't do it without you.

What our supporters do

These are just some of the fantastic things that volunteers do to help us keep children safe:

Answer helpline calls, reply to text messages, web chat to children, bake, filing, typing, photocopying, facilitate training, help with our accounts, give us advice, staff a publicity stall, update our databases, become a trustee, give presentations, chair meetings, help with mailouts, make Christmas decorations, take photos, put up posters, decorate rooms, DIY and much much more.

These are just some of the wonderful things supporters do so we can continue to offer service and support for children and young people:

Sell raffle tickets, organise events, run half marathons, marathons and 10k races, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, trek across the Sahara Desert, leave a gift in their will, make a regular donation, trek through the Costa Rican Jungle, sleep rough, cycle across the country, donate raffle prizes, attend our events, make a one off donation and much much more.

Our Supporters

We rely heavily on voluntary income generated through fundraising, events and donations to substantially subsidise the funds we receive from Charitable Trust grants.

The charity organises several events every year to raise funds such as the BIG Sleepout and other sponsored events.

These events have been extremely successful; both in terms of raising awareness of the issues young runaways face and encouraging donations in the form of sponsorship of sleepers, runners and other brave souls!

Challenge Club

For several years we have organised international challenge events for our supporters to raise funds which ensure we can continue to support children and young people at risk from running away. In 2012 our intrepid adventurers climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and in 2014 saw a team trek across the Sahara Desert. Our next challenge will be a Coast to Coast Jungle Trek in Costa Rica in November 2016.

Upcoming Challenges

Remember us in your will

Most of our income comes from the generosity of people like you; but many people wouldn’t think about leaving us a gift in their Will.

It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help us, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, you’ll be amazed at what one final gift, no matter how big or small, can do.

Whatever the amount we’re extremely grateful for any gift that’s been left to us, as it will help us to continue to be there for tomorrow's runaways.

Writing a Will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. What’s more, it’s a lot more affordable and straightforward than you may think. You may want a Will that ensures your assets and possessions are left to those you love when you are no longer here. Or you might have a favourite charity that you would like to leave a donation to.

Three quarters of Britons regularly give to charity in their lifetimes, yet only 7% currently include a charity when writing a Will. After taking care of family and loved ones please consider leaving a gift in your will to help SAFE@LAST keep children safe.

After taking care of family and loved ones please consider leaving a gift in your will to help SAFE@LAST keep children safe.

For further information about making a will and leaving a legacy for us contact us at legacies@depaulcharity.org.uk.

Volunteering

When you become a volunteer for SAFE@LAST you join a community of people who have fun and care very much about the work that they do and each other.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering can mean different things to different people. Indeed many volunteers themselves often do not consider the activities they undertake to constitute volunteering (many refer to 'just helping out' and so on).

What volunteers do

Volunteers are an important part at all levels in SAFE@LAST, from acting in the role of charily trustee to volunteering on the 'front line' answering calls to children at risk of significant harm. These are just some of the fantastic things that volunteers do to keep children safe.

Volunteers are:

Anyone who wants to donate their time, experience and skills to our charity.

If you're interested in finding out more about volunteering at SAFE@LAST please contact Tracy Haycox by email or telephone 01909 566 977.

I have lost count the number of volunteers I've worked with over the years in a variety of roles who have developed and grown as people in their different ways and who have gone on to secure a whole host of exciting jobs.

Mark Smith - SAFE@LAST Director of Operations and Retail