Monthly Archives: March 2013

Caryl: From No Limits: Helping vulnerable young people by managing No Limits’ Services.

Caryl EyersCaryl works at No Limits as a Manager. Like many paid staff Caryl   started off fifteen years by volunteering at No Limits as a Youth Worker. Caryl is one of four managers and is responsible, in particular, for those projects that focus on counselling, advocacy, child sexual exploitation and children’s rights. This includes our Just4U (supporting looked after children)) and Miss U Turn projects (children who have run away from home) U turn (those young people who are at risk  being sexually exploited) and our free counselling service that supports a whole range of young people who have several different issues.

In a typical day Caryl needs to maintain contact with her two team leaders, monitor and evaluate the various  projects, write reports (her favourite!) and attend meetings with a whole range of other organisations including other charities, statutory bodies such as Social Care and CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health).

Although Caryl is not a ‘front line’ worker now she still gets inspired by  getting individual reports about young people who, through her teams work and support, have moved on and made real progress.

Caryl also has a life outside working for No Limits:

Biopic: Caryl is the No Limits vegan. When it comes to cultural issues she likes a whole range of music and films. She enjoys yoga, eating out, going on exotic holidays. At work she is very focused and determined to get the best for the young people that she supports. Caryl assures us however, that she does have a compassionate and giving side to her nature 🙂

No Limits:Helping young people help themselves

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Four ways of investing in No Limits (probably) the best charity in Southampton (and possibly Hampshire)

Collection_TinAt No Limits we need to raise about £1.2 million per year to ensure that we can continue to offer our excellent services to the young people of Southampton and across Hampshire. Many of these young people are disadvantaged or vulnerable. We all know fundraising is getting tougher. A recent Guardian Article ‘Charity donations and donors decrease, says survey’ commented on the recent survey of more than 3,000 people conducted by the Office for National Statistics. It found that donations to charity fell by 20% during 2011/12. The public gave £1.7bn less to charity this year, with the total amount given to charities by people across the UK falling from £11bn in 2010/11 to £9.3bn during 2011/12.

We do not want to cut back our services or dip into our reserves. So we need to find other sources of funding.

Support us by:

  • Organising an event and donate the proceeds to No Limits. We can help you with this. Have fun and raise money!
  • Sending a text to 70070 with the words NLIM01 and the amount that you want to donate. Easy peasy!
  • Donate to No Limits through Everyclick . Any amount is welcome or set up a standing order. Excellent!
  • Buy all of your goods online through Give as You Live. Free money!

Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe.

-G.T. Smith

No Limits:Helping young people help themselves.