Amazing futures for disabled young people

by Amaze in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £11,090

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £305.00
£15,000 stretch target 3 days left
110% 194 supporters
Support
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th May 2024 at 12:56pm

We are raising money to help young people with SEND in Sussex be unapologetically themselves.

by Amaze in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

 New stretch target

Any extra money we raise will go towards providing further support through Amazing Futures.


Everyone should have the same opportunities in life to thrive.  

But for some, life can feel like being stuck in a maze with no way out. Every corner they turn, there’s something else preventing them from achieving their goals.  

Society has put barriers in the way for disabled young people. We need your help in taking them down. 

What we do

We are Amaze, a charity based in Sussex who support families with disabled children and young people. We work with both parents and carers and directly with young disabled people (aged 14-25).  

Amazing Futures helps young disabled people thrive. This project includes running a range of social activities and youth clubs, mental health coaching, a peer support programme, and career support and internships.    

Why does it matter

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are more likely to be socially excluded due to a lack of specialist support services in the community.  

According to research by Sense, 70% of young disabled people report being lonely (Sense 2021). Young disabled people are also twice as likely to not be in work, education, or training after they leave school (ONS 2021) than peers without a disability.  

Amazing Futures seeks to address these issues by equipping young people with the confidence and skills to lead active and fulfilling lives.  

How we help

“Before I found Amazing Futures, I felt sick, anxious and lonely. I’ve made a lot of friends at Amazing Futures – I hadn’t been able to make them before.” 

Last year, Amazing Futures supported over 350 young people across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.  

We help disabled young people exit the maze by running a variety of different activities, helping them make friends and gain new skills.  

Why your support matters

Rising costs for charities means that the work we do, like Amazing Futures could be at risk. As a charity we receive some support from councils and the NHS, but it doesn’t cover the costs of making our work happen.  

We need your support to help keep Amaze running. Your donations will go towards our Amazing Futures project, helping tackle the barriers society has placed for young disabled people.  

With your support we will give disabled young people in Sussex: 

  • social groups where they can take part in a range of activities, make friends and gain social skills, 
  • peer support provided by trained volunteers which builds confidence and leadership skills, 
  • emotional wellbeing support, helping them to take positive steps to improve their health and access local services, 
  • careers advice and guidance to help them achieve specific goals around employment, education and training, 
  • a safe place where they can have their voices heard, valued, and self-advocacy improved.

“Thank you for all the hard work and enthusiasm you put into the amazing futures groups, without which my son’s life would be very limited.  He never comes home from one of the sessions without a smile on his face.” 

Your donations, doubled

Thanks to the support of the Aviva Community Fund, any donations you make will be doubled. This gives us double the opportunity to raise money to help disabled young people thrive.

Thank you for your support.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Colour Matching is Catching book

Explore the colours of Hanover and other parts of Brighton with our limited edition 'Colour Matching is Catching' book, a project raising funds for Amaze.

£10 or more

Amazing Bakes book

Bake with joy with Amazing Bakes, a collection of receipes from families and young people from Amaze.

£15 or more

Amaze Tote bag

Show your support for Amaze with our tote bags, featuring designs created by young people from Amazing Futures

£15 or more

Amaze Greetings Cards

Celebrate with greetings cards designed by young people from Amazing Futures. There are 8 cards in the pack.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

50% off hire of Kayak or SUP at BuzzActive outdoor

Enjoy 50% off hire of a kayak or SUP at BuzzActive leisure centres with this discount code kindly donated by BuzzActive.

£20 or more

Amaze Mug

Cheers to supporting families with disabled children in Sussex. Donate 20 to receive an Amaze mug.

£20 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Skatin Chincilla 500 piece puzzle

Take a breather with a Puzzlebored Skatin Chincilla puzzle, kindly donated by Puzzlebored.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Family day pass to Monkey Bizness

Enjoy a fun filled day out with a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children day pass to Monkey Bizness, Lewes, East Sussex Soft Play Centre. Voucher valid until 30 September. This reward has been kindly donated by Monkey Bizness Lewes.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 cinema tickets at Duke of Yorks

Enjoy the latest films with 2 cinema tickets to Duke of Yorks Cinema. The tickets are not valid on festivals, free-list suspended films or premium events. This prize has been kindly donated by Duke of Yorks.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Gift Voucher for Two on Brighton i360

Enjoy Brighton’s Best Views on Brighton i360, with this voucher for two kindly donated by Brighton i360. Valid until 25th January 2025.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Voucher for Boulder Brighton

Experience a climbing session for two adults or one adult and two children at Boulder Brighton. Voucher kindly donated by Boulder Brighton. Valid until end of August 2024

£45 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Dual Rider Voucher on Brighton Zip

Two riders on two zip lines, riding simultaneously side by side. Climb together to the top of the tower and set off side by side in a race to the landing zone 300 meters along Brighton Beach! For terms of who can use Brighton Zip, please contact us for more information. This prize has been kindly donated by Brighton Zip. Expires March 2025

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Entry for two to the Royal Pavilion

See the splendor of the Royal Pavilion with entry for two. Kindly donated by Royal Pavilion and Museums trust. Expires June 2024

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Tea Blending Workshop with Bird & Blend Tea

Join Bird & Blend for a wonderful and traditional tea tasting session & mixology workshop, with this voucher for 2 kindly donated by Bird and Blend. Valid until March 2025.

£25 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£20 Gift Voucher for Daves Comics

Browse and buy from a selection of graphic novels, comics and more with this voucher kindly donated by Daves Comics.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Voucher for Alcampo Lounge

Visit Alcampo Lounge on London Road, Brighton with £20 to spend. This prize has been kindly donated by Alcampo Lounge. Voucher valid until February 2025

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Family day pass to Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Take the family Brighton Toy and Model museum with a family entry pass. This voucher is valid until 31st August 2024. This prize has been kindly donated by Brighton Toy and Model Museum

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 gift voucher for Donatello or Pinocchio

Treat yourselves at Donatello or Pinocchio with a £30 voucher. This voucher has been kindly donated by Donatello. It is valid until March 2025 and not valid on Saturdays or bank holidays.

£50 or more

12 of 12 claimed

Entry for four to Drusillas Park

Visit Drusillas Park this summer with a group of four with these passes. The vouchers are valid until 30th September 2024. This prize has been kindly donated by Drusillas.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

DJ It Yourself silent disco kit hire for 15

Run your own silent disco with up to 15 family and friends at home or out and about. It's super easy to use and runs from your mobile phone. This prize has been kindly donated by Hush Beats Silent Disco.


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