Roman’s challenge might be tough, but it won’t be anything compared to the daily issues that young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity can face.
These are just some of the charities that Global’s Make Some Noise supports and the reason he’s tackling the gruelling five day challenge.
Youth@Heart supports young people aged 16-24 living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) across the South West and South Wales. CHD is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. The charity helps families to cope with the physical and emotional challenges of life-limiting, or terminal heart conditions and provides support to enable young people to have greater access to life opportunities.
Skylarks is a small charity based in South London that supports and empowers children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. The charity provides therapies and activities for children and young people, as well as practical and emotional support for parents and carers. Their services include creative play, drama and karate sessions and hydrotherapy to help children and young people with disabilities build their confidence and independence.
Off The Record, a small charity that provides free, confidential drop-in counselling and mental health support to children and young people aged 11-24 in Richmond. Young people turn to the charity with a wide range of issues including suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and identity issues. Over the last year, 50% of the young people who went to Off The Record for counselling were self harming and 25% were suicidal.
akt is a small charity that provides support and housing solutions to 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ people who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. These young people have often suffered abuse, violence or rejection because of their gender identity or sexual orientation and have become estranged from their family on ‘coming out’.
Regenerate UK is a London based charity that supports disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people in Roehampton and Wandsworth. The charity runs a range of projects and initiatives to help young people uncover their potential and nurture their hopes for the future. Through the charity’s youth centre and social action activities, young people get the chance to have fun, make friends and become less isolated and lonely.
The Sickle Cell Society is a national charity supporting young people with sickle cell disease – a red blood cells disorder most common in people with an African or Caribbean family background. Children with sickle cell disease need extra support and care due to the complex nature of the condition. The charity runs a helpline and an information service to help young people and their families understand and learn how to manage this life-threatening condition.
Become is a small charity that supports children in care and young care leavers. The charity provides an advice service, life-coaching and support for care leavers considering their next steps in education and employment. While Become provides direct support to help care leavers take control of their lives, they also campaign for changes within the care system.
The Youth Adventure Trust is a small charity that supports vulnerable young people across Wiltshire through outdoor activities. The programme combines outdoor adventure with ongoing support for young people, experiencing challenges like bullying, mental health issues, chaotic home lives, poverty or living in care.
Cam Sight is a small charity based in Cambridgeshire that supports children, young people and their families living with low vision and blindness. The charity’s Children and Young People’s Service helps families to overcome the barriers of visual impairment in childhood, and includes counselling, group sessions, life skills training including technology training, as well as home visits.