Can You Help Us?

It is probably easier than you think to help us! We receive funding for student placements through the schools grant scheme, but as a creative enterprise, we constantly need resources, support from volunteers and equipment every bit as much as funding.

 

Donations

  • Fundraise for us – can you, your school, college or workplace raise funds to enable us to take young people out on trips and to art exhibitions, events and shows?

 

  • Donations – contributions of any size are always welcome to help pay for anything from a few pencils right up to major events and outings.

 

Click on the QR code or go to our Friends of Anstee Bridge Fundrasing page.

Resources

  • Stationery and writing equipment
  • Art equipment
  • Unwanted gifts – handbags, clothing, health and beauty products such as make-up, face creams, nail polishes and removers, hand creams, hair products a hairdryer, jewellery-making equipment
  • Books
  • Blank CDs for recording our students’ work
  • Printer supplies
  • Personal equipment – tea, coffee, sugar, tissues, hand sanitiser
  • IT hardware – iPads, laptops, cameras, Dictaphones, external hard drives, chargers, mobile phones TVs, DVD and CD players
  • Kitchen equipment – a small fridge, kettle and toaster, smoothie maker and an iron
  • Food – healthy snacks, fruit and bottled water
  • Free (or very low-cost) printing facilities so that we can print young people’s artworks and photographs of their performances, as well as leaflets for events, shows, graduation ceremonies and performances.
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Your Time
More than anything, we need people who can volunteer regularly to give us a few hours or a whole day (10-2.30pm) of their time once a week between September and May to support the young people.

 

We need people who can show them how many choices are available in the world of work. No experience is needed – just a desire to help and support us.

 

People we would particularly like to hear from include:

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  • Anyone creative
  • Musicians
  • Singers and choirmasters
  • Actors
  • Artists
  • Magicians
  • Dancers
  • Personal trainers
  • Circus performers and clowns
  • Comedians
  • Authors and poets
  • Film and TV professionals
  • Make-up artists
  • Photographers
  • Fashion designers
  • Record producers
  • IT experts
  • Sports people
  • Gardeners
  • Midwives, nursery nurses
  • Builders and trade professionals
  • Fire and police officers
  • Doctors, NHS staff and dentists
  • Drug and alcohol awareness professionals
  • Airline staff and people in the travel industry
  • Shop managers
  • Self-defence teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Driving instructors
  • Video game designers
  • Architects
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Therapists offering mindfulness, healing, CBT etc.
  • Hairdressers
  • Beauticians
  • Nutritionists
  • Personal stylists
  • Chefs, cooks, chocolate tasters
  • Handwriting experts
  • Lego experts
  • Graphic designers
  • Vet, zoo-worker
  • Anyone who can help with teaching interview techniques, providing life skills advice or just inspiring young people.

Creative Space
We would love to have a big room which we could use as an art room. Ideally, we also need a smaller room for meetings and one-to-ones, perhaps with a small kitchen so we could run nutrition workshops.

 

We dream of a room with lots of light, brightly decorated ready to be filled with the young people’s artwork and photographs of what they are doing each week.

 

We would love a big store cupboard to keep things out of the way and organised with lots of small storage boxes, and disposable table coverings or ones which could be washed so the tables never look grubby.

 

There would be recycling bins so we could teach about environmental issues. We need the rooms to be in the centre of Kingston so easily accessible for our young people.