Flight For Youth

Flight For Youth is our 25th anniversary fundraising campaign, which transformed Holkham Hall’s Walled Garden and The Assembly House in Norwich into a kaleidoscope of butterflies this Summer.

The unique art installations of ceramic butterflies were created in celebration of our 25th year milestone and the campaign has been generously supported by individuals, community groups and businesses across Norfolk and beyond – our thanks to each and every one of them, in particular our headline sponsor, Norwich High School for Girls.

Summer has now passed but Flight for Youth is far from over and there is still plenty of time for you to get involved and buy one of our ceramic butterflies. Whether you would like to purchase one of our glazed butterflies in our charity colours of pink, purple, orange or red, each representing one of our values of hope, opportunity, stability and independence, or buy a plain butterfly to paint yourself, our Flight for Youth fundraising campaign presents the perfect opportunity for you to obtain a special commemorative keepsake or a give a unique gift to somebody special.

So let our butterflies inspire you and help us continue to bring hope, opportunity, stability and independence for the next 25 years to local children, young people and families who need our support by purchasing a butterfly of your own.

Flight for Youth this Christmas

Our beautiful Flight for Youth ceramic butterflies are going on the road! We’re delighted to be attending local events and fairs in the lead up to Christmas 2019, so why not visit us at one the below events to buy a unique gift this Christmas?

24th November: Pensthorpe Christmas Market
14th and 15th December: Holkham Festive Food Fair

Or purchase your butterfly online below.

Pay
Orange Butterfly

£25

Hope

Helping people cope with the challenges in their lives.

Pink Butterfly

£25

Opportunity

Give opportunity to a young person

Purple Butterfly

£25

Stability

Helping positive change to make a lasting impact on lives.

Red Butterfly

£25

Independence

Helping individuals to understand their unique greatness.

All Butterflies

£95

All four

Give Hope, Opportunity, Stability and Independence as a full set.

Orange Butterfly

£40

Hope (Framed)

Helping people cope with the challenges in their lives.

Pink Butterfly

£40

Opportunity (Framed)

Give opportunity to a young person

Purple Butterfly

£40

Stability (Framed)

Helping positive change to make a lasting impact on lives.

Red Butterfly

£40

Independence (Framed)

Helping individuals to understand their unique greatness.

Why not paint your own?

Our beautiful paintable ceramic butterfly is the perfect opportunity for schools, care homes and other groups and organisations to get involved in a fun, imaginative and engaging way! You can even submit your decorated butterfly for inclusion in the installation.

So go on – get creative!

For group orders of 25 or more paintable butterflies, please contact us on 01603 615670, or e-mail info@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

 

Pink Butterfly

£12

Paintable Butterfly

Get creative and design your own butterfly!

Where does the money go?

Youth Support & Activities

We provide positive activities for young people who have limited opportunities in life – perhaps they’re caring for a parent or come from a socially deprived area. A chance to escape their day-to-day pressures and be a child again is vital.

Housing and Homelessness

We provide young people with a safe, stable home and the skills they need so they can leave us and forge an independent life. In 2017 we provided over 40,000 safe nights accommodation for vulnerable young adults.

Emotional Wellbeing support

We help children and young people to talk about their feelings in order to build their self-confidence and resilience. We also help families to cope with situations which include physical and mental health issues and family dynamics.

Childcare

We provide childcare suitable for all children from just a few months to 13 years of age in safe, supportive environments, which gives parents peace-of-mind.

Click the buttons to see how the funds you help raise can help

We want to end youth homelessness and we’re tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young people at any time. £25 could buy a new duvet, pillows and covers for a young person when they arrive at one of our accommodation centres with few possessions of their own.

We deliver a range of services to support children, young people and families facing challenges. This includes helping children and young people to talk about their feelings in order to build self-confidence, resilience and helping them to recognise their ‘inner-wealth’. £95 pays for 3 sessions of emotional wellbeing support for a young person. We delivered 12,446 sessions of emotional wellbeing support to young people in local schools in the 2017/18 academic year.

We provide positive activities for young people with limited opportunities in life. Perhaps they’re caring for a relative or they come from a socially deprived area. In 2017/18 351 young carers attended groups sessions in Norfolk. £500 will pay for a residential trip for a group of young people to give them the chance to escape their day-to-day pressures and be a child again.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Colin Lang MBE on colin.lang@benjaminfoundation.co.uk.

Not only do we give vulnerable young people a safe and stable home, but support them with the skills they need so they can leave us and forge an independent life, and help them with their training, education and career.

In 2017/18 our Job Coach supported 127 young people to successfully move into employment, education and training. £1,000 could buy chefs whites and equipment to enable 5 young people we’ve supported to start building a career, gain confidence and news skills by beginning a catering course.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Colin Lang MBE on colin.lang@benjaminfoundation.co.uk.

Our work keeps vulnerable young people off the streets and helps prevent the local homelessness problem growing £10,000 could pay the rent deposit for private accommodation for 10 young people who are ready to move on from our accommodation centres.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Colin Lang MBE on colin.lang@benjaminfoundation.co.uk.

Rebecca Cox gave Independence

““I hope there are days where you fall in love with being alive””

Maria Whyborne gave Hope

“Sending love and hope that you can find strength to overcome difficulties xx”

Sue bamford gave Opportunity, and Hope

“A wonderful charity so happy to support you”

Jenny Wasiak gave Paintable Butterfly

“A fantastic worthwhile cause a great way for everyone to get involved good luck”

Hazel Hammond gave All four

“Do you need any volunteers”

Dominic Wood gave Hope

“I hope you have a successful installation and events. Dom”

Hope Sponsor

Thank you to our headline sponsor, Norwich High School for Girls. 'Believing in Butterflies' is their exciting new initiative by the Nursery and Prep School, which sits at the heart of everything they do. Sharing butterflies in our logos, we're thrilled to have their support for our Flight for Youth campaign in our 25th anniversary year.

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