North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is urging local residents to come forward and become trustees of the charity SMASH.
SMASH is a local Swindon charity which supports young people and children through two programmes: Swindon Youth Mentoring (ages 13-19) and Memory Makers (ages 9-12). They work to provide guidance for young people who may be struggling due to their individual circumstances.
The mentors meet with the same young person once a week, typically for a year, to give support, encouragement and guidance. Mentors encourage young people to believe in themselves, building up their self-confidence and helping them take the first steps towards achieving their goals. By arranging events and activities, SMASH gives young people the opportunity to try out new experiences not normally available to them.
SMASH are looking for new trustees to help them become a sustainable charity and in order to meet the increasing need for its services
They are looking for individuals with all or some of the following skills:
– Background in social services
– Background in working with children
– Background in charity governance
– Background in finance
– Background in volunteering
You can find out more about the charity via www.smashyouthproject.co.uk
Justin Tomlinson MP said: “SMASH is fantastic organisation helping young people between 9 & 19. The work it does with young people is truly transformative and they now need the support of more trustees to ensure they can reach everyone who wants to access their services. If you’re interested in helping, or know someone who might be suitable, please do get in touch with SMASH