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What We Do

Life Changing Experiences
 

Our Life Changing Experiences aim to put a smile on the faces of children and young people who are facing the most difficult of challenges, in particular critical health issues. We believe that all children and young people deserve happiness and the chance to feel special. Unfortunately, we understand that this is not always possible and we are therefore passionate that these children and young people are given a life changing experience and an opportunity to create long lasting, treasured memories. 

A life changing experience is subject to each individual’s likes, hobbies and interests and we therefore aim to tailor each experience to become a very personal, unique and special time for each deserving beneficiary. 

Examples of experiences:

-    Supporting the provision of essential resources allowing a family to be reunited at home together 
-    Funding a staycation for a family enabling them to spend much needed quality time together, creating special experiences and memories in a time of uncertainty / hardship
-    A meet and greet with their favourite celebrity / sports team
-    A behind the scenes VIP tour at their favourite concert / show
-    A trip to Lapland

Eligibility:

-    Children and young people aged 3-16 years residing in Scotland 
-    Children and young people living with a life threatening illness or caring for a loved one living with a life threatening illness 
-    Children and young people experiencing a time of hardship 
-    Children and young people who have not benefited from an experience form another charity 

 

Referral Process:

Our Life Changing Experiences are granted via a referral process only, all initial enquiries should be directed to our Head of Partnerships by emailing: amanda@ar26.org.uk
 

Stewart Travel

Stewart Travel: Lifechanging experiences partner 2021

Hope for Youths
 

Passionate about providing all children with a first chance in life, not just a second. We believe that by mentoring young people we will be able to assist them in achieving a fair start in life as young adults. We will achieve this by partnering with local charities / community organisations, local authorities, recruitment agencies, schools and careers advisors. 

We are currently working on a pilot project to promote positive change in young people’s lives enabling them to prioritise their future and inspire supported pathways to further education or employment. 
Watch this space for further information on our forthcoming pilot project. 

To find out more about this project or to get involved please contact our Head of Partnerships by emailing: amanda@ar26.org.uk.

 
Football for All

Our long-term aim is to provide free football coaching for children who will benefit from it most across Scotland. Utilising the power, passion and platform of football to inspire tomorrow’s generation. 

The Football for All programme will launch week commencing 26th April in Dundee, Glasgow South, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire and North Glasgow and involve Spring / Summer weeknight sessions, five day Summer holiday camps, Autumn / Winter weeknight sessions, a one day October holiday camp and an end of year Christmas tournament.

 

The programme is targeted at male and female 11-16 year old youths and there is no need to pre register for the sessions, all welcome.

 

Spring / Summer Session details:

 

Dundee: Every Friday evening 7-8.30pm from 30th April to 2nd July

 

Glasgow South: Every Friday evening 7-8.30pm from 30th April to 2nd July

 

Inverclyde: Every Wednesday evening 7-8.30pm from 28th April to 30th June

 

North Glasgow: Every Friday evening 7-8.30pm from 30th April to 2nd July

 

North Ayrshire: Every Monday evening 7-8.30pm from 26th April to 28th June

 

Save the Date for our five day Summer holiday camps in your region:

 

Inverclyde: Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July: 10am to 3pm

 

Dundee: Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July: 10am to 3pm

 

Glasgow South: Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July: 10am to 3pm

 

North Ayrshire: Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August: 10am to 3pm

 

North Glasgow: Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August: 10am to 3pm

 

To find out more about this project or to get involved please contact our Operations Manager by emailing: craig@ar26.org.uk