Inspire 30 Club
Supporting our life-changing residential programmes for young people 16-25 years old on our courses.
What is the Inspire 30 Club?
The Inspire 30 Business Club is a group of thirty supporters of Inspire Suffolk who support our charity by donating £2,500 per year, initially for two years. Each supporter will specifically fund one of our 18 life-changing residential programmes as part of our development courses for young people 16-25 years old. These residential trips away from home are not funded but they make such a big impact to our young people.
Inspire 30 Club member, Andy Perrin from Hemisphere Freight visiting one of our residential trips
Why are these trips so vital?
The residential element of these courses can be life-changing and is fundamental to overcoming challenges, facing their fears, building confidence and breaking away from their current situation. Activities include canoeing, climbing, raft-building and much more to encourage teamwork, leadership and communication.
“Our residential trip taught me to take responsibility for my own actions.”
“The residential really helped all of us, especially the ones with mental health issues and it made us all more positive and relaxed.”
Research shows that:
Residential experiences have a positive impact on participants’ confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing*. Our figures show that engagement in our Inspire Suffolk programmes increases significantly following the residential phase.
Given that, 20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year** and 49% of young people worry about ‘not being good enough in general’ and 48% worry about their mental health***, we are extremely passionate about the fact that these trips are so vital to providing opportunities for building self-belief and starting a journey of positive progression.
* CUREE, Learning Away: a small-scale literature review, 2010.
** WHO (2003). Caring for children and adolescents with mental disorders. Available at: www.who.int/mental_health/media/en/785.pdf
*** Prince’s Trust Youth Index 2018
What do I get in return?
In return for your contribution you will receive:
- The opportunity to visit a residential programme on a day of your choice;
- The opportunity to attend the programme whilst is being delivered;
- The opportunity to attend a Graduation Event at the end of the programme;
- The opportunity to attend an annual sponsors dinner for Inspire 30 Members;
- Promotion through our social media sites, website and advertising;
- And our huge gratitude!
But the biggest reward is the difference that you’ll make to local young people!
“I was in my element! I came out of my shell and my true colours came out.”
How do I get involved?
We would love to hear from you if you’d like to become a member of our Inspire 30 Club. It is a fantastic way to support our charity and gives the opportunity to see the physical difference that our work and your investment can have! Please get in touch with our Fundraising Officer, Sara Warburton, on [email protected] or call 01473 353 194 to start a conversation about becoming a member and supporting our charity.
Thank you to…
“Having had an inner city upbringing with very few privileges, one of the most positive things I was exposed to in my mid-teens were programmes similar to those being offered by Inspire. Now as the owner of a successful and strongly branded International company, I still draw from the life experiences gained and for this reason, I feel especially privileged to be a member of the Inspire 30 Club, sponsoring and encouraging young adults along a similar path!”
Andy Perrin, Hemisphere Freight
“We’re delighted to be able to support Inspire Suffolk. As a business, we’ve given support to help fund Inspire Suffolk’s residential outward bound weeks which develop the young people’s character, resilience and aspiration. It is a privilege to witness the young people pushing themselves and each other out of their comfort zones.“
Wendy Quantrill, Vertas
Inspire 30 Club member, Wendy Quantrill from Vertas visiting one of our residential trips
“My decision to become and Inspire 30 club member goes back to my time visiting a group of youngsters in Stowmarket nearing the end of their Team programme course with Inspire Suffolk. I spoke to all of them but to one boy in particular and when I asked him what was the one thing that he really valued from the course, he replied “my residential.” I asked him what he meant and he replied “this was the first time in my life that I’d been taken out of my comfort zone and my environment and challenged. I learnt about teamwork, responsibility and what it meant to me and others.” I asked him how he was going to use that experience and he replied: “It has given me the belief to do so much more as I’m fed up of just being myself.”
So when Inspire Suffolk asked me to become an Inspire 30 Club member, I thought that if I could give one other young person the same opportunity and possibly change their life for the better, it was an easy decision to say yes.”
Peter Dawes, CarterDawes