Fundraisers & Events
CSE Charity Walk 'Walk it or support it' - Saturday 17 March 2018
To raise the profile of CSE we will be hosting a charity walk on Saturday 17 March 2018, this will be a 20 mile walk to be completed in 10 hours over the North Yorkshire Moors. Full support and back up will be provided and the only condition is to raise a minimum of £50 per person to be donated to Time 2…
This will be dog friendly and anyone can participate, booking details and more information early 2018 or contact Karen at Time 2…
Below is our suggested equipment list
- Good Walking Boots
- OS Explorer Map OL26
- Spare Socks
- Water Proofs
- Back Pack
- Drinking container for hot drinks
- Plasters/Pain Killers
- Torch/Head Torch
- Mobile Phone
- Foil Blanket
Fundraiser Walk – 20 July 2017
On Friday 20 July Jessica Field and Amy Geary, two young people from North Yorkshire attempted to complete the Light Wyke walk for the Time 2…project. This is a gruelling challenge which is over 42 miles long and must be completed in under 24 hours. Both Jess and Amy decided to raise money for Time 2…after learning of the project on social media. With a 4.30am start, several walking partners in place and great support teams the pair set off.
Sadly, Jess had to retire at 26 miles due to a dislocated hip, however Amy carried on with Karen from Time 2… to complete the challenge in 18 hours. Time 2… wold like to thank both Jess and Amy for their sheer determination and monies raised, Michelle Potts and Rachel Smith for been excellent walking partners, Team dog Salty who walked most of the challenge and Mum and Dad Field for car support and fabulous cake. Total amount raised £450.
CSE Campaign – March 2017
The National Day to End Child Sexual Exploitation is held each year on 18 March. As an organisation that works with 60 young people a year who are being sexually exploited we will be using the Day to host a series of event to mark the day in Yorkshire. Despite the good progress being made in awareness of CSE, there is still a lack of understanding about different aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation, for instance how difficult it may be to realise its happening to you (before its too late) and the victim blaming that still happens based on stereotypes and gendered expectations. While we already deliver training to professionals and raise awareness with young people in schools, this campaign is to inform the general public, including parents, YP we don’t see in schools and professionals that may not be accessing our training.
Objectives of the Basis CSE Its not your fault Campaign
- To raise awareness of different aspects of Child Sexual Exploitation with young people, parents and carers, teachers and other professionals and the general public
- To make it clear to everyone that Sexual Exploitation is never the young person’s fault
- Interactive exhibition about different aspects and phases of Child Sexual Exploitation with and by young people (In Leeds from 15 – 17 March, in York on 17 March) with some special guests
- Co-produced film to raise awareness – launched on Wed 15 will feature at both exhibitions
We’d welcome any input from other YPs organisations, schools or other professionals to contribute to or compliment the activities planned so far and support with fundraising from corporates, students or local retail organisations. There will be a promotional campaign around the above involving social media and the press.
How to become involved:
- Attend the Exhibition and experience the CSE experience in the words of Young People
- Share your own “hand” pledge – on social media (#itsnotyourfault and #helpinghands)
- Arrange your own fundraiser!!
- Donate on our Justgiving Page or via yr mobile: Text BYYP17 £5 to 70070
More about Basis Yorkshire in Leeds (Basis YP) and Time 2
Basis has been working with girls and young women experiencing sexual exploitation (or at significant risk thereof) in Leeds for over 10 years and are the only voluntary sector that provides such services to girls at high risk of CSE. We’ve recently started a similar service that supports both boys and girls in N. Yorkshire. We work with the girls in a series of personal, individualized sessions with them around issues such as healthy relationships, consent, online safety etc. , working with them until they are low risk.
York College Freshers – September 2016
Over a couple days at the York College we attracted attention of and spoke to over 200 students at York College to raise awareness of CSE and services our project offers.
Time 2… Project Launch – 13 July 2016, University of York
On 13 July we held an official project launch which was attended by around 60 guests. The launch was an opportunity to introduce ourselves and for other professionals to meet the team, find out more about our priorities, referrals, multi agency working, our new website and evaluation and promotion of the project. There were 3 case studies provided by the team as well as some great guest-speakers:
- Gemma Sciré (Basis Yorkhire CEO) & Tom Doyle (Mesmac CEO) – Background on Basis, Mesmac, & Time 2…
- Laura, Ali & Rob (Time 2… Young Persons Outreach Workers) – Case studies: Journey of the YP
- Shaun Page – From a Police perspective
- Lionesses (Basis Yorkshire) – Guest speakers sharing their stories
- Amber Wilson (Basis Training) – Moving forward & Training
- Jess Wynn (Mesmac) – Comms and Social Media
- Phil Mitchell (Mesmac) – Blast project (male only sexual exploitation service)
- Dr Kate Brown (University of York and Basis Yorkshire Chair of Trustees) – Research & Evaluation
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