What is a ‘Friend’ of The Island?

A friends group also known as Community Fundraisers is a group of people who have an interest in a particular charity, organisation or other cause and who volunteer their time, skills and/or resources to support it.
‘Friends’ are individuals who would like to support The Island’s work, but cannot commit to mentoring a young person each week.
We will keep ‘friends’ updated about developments at The Island and organise a number of social gatherings during the year to acknowledge your efforts and participation.

What do ‘Friends’ do?

    • Organise fund-raising events
    • Help with fund- and awareness-raising activities
    • Undertake sponsored challenges
    • Display posters and leaflets in their local area or workplace
    • Make a regular donation
    • Sponsor a mentoring relationship; or
    • Offer practical support such as their skills, services or expertise

How will my support help?

    • By raising awareness of our work with vulnerable children and young people in York
    • By raising awareness of volunteering opportunities at The Island
    • By raising funds for our mentoring service
    • By increasing The Island’s capacity as a charity so that we can support even more disadvantaged children and young people

If you would like to be a Friend of The Island, please fill in the application form below and return to the office.