Raise Your Helping Hand
We are a non-profit organization with a wholly voluntary team.
We aim to make a positive impact in the lives of young people aged 11+ in Andover by being good role models and loving our community in word and action. We look forward to witnessing more lives changed through the work of the bus and with our partners we are helping each other to join hands and bring a better future for all young people in Andover. Lifting community spirits and seeing a reduction in anti-social behaviour.
We believe every young person deserves the best start and chance in life. Sadly the reality for some is a difficult home life, poverty, groomed into anti-social behaviour and criminality. We’re not prepared to sit and watch, we feel called to be part of the cure.
Our mission is to meet the young people where they are, hence staying mobile with the double decker youth facility. We invest our time in the young people, giving them space to be themselves and join in with informal group mentoring sessions. We feel it’s important to open up opportunity for discussions on difficult subjects we see in the world and ultimately offer a hope for a brighter future, empowering the next generation to believe they can do greater things than we have done.
We do this by creating informal educational programs and provide necessary resources in underprivileged areas supporting whole families as a result.
How Can You Help?
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept BACS payments into the bus bank account, please get in touch for the details.
Become a volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of young people in Andover.
What People Say
“This is amazing, I am going to be here every week”– young person aged 11
“I love two things about Andover, the skate park and now this bus”– young person aged 13
“I think this is absolutely brilliant, thank you for providing this service for the young people”– PCSO