Mentor Testimonials 2018
The work we do and the support we're able to give our clients just wouldn't be possible without the help of a fantastic team of mentors and volunteers. We spoke to a couple of our mentors to ask them how they've found working with The Reasons Why Foundation and they've learnt along the way.
Here's what they said:
"Working with the RWF has been enjoyable and educational. Mentoring someone who simply needs more support is a great way to enhance your own understanding of the justice system, diversify your own thoughts and help people who deserve a second chance at life. Working with other mentors makes you feel like you are part of this supportive community and I've certainly learnt about myself, and the justice system which is why charities like RWF are so important."
Abi, November 2018
"The Reasons why foundation is a dedicated organisation. They taught me a lot about about prisoners but also about myself. They took away any fears or doubts I had about being a mentor and made me realise that though I'm mentoring someone, I will not be alone. They provide resources and workshops to not only make sure your mentee is doing well but also you as a mentor are being looked after. They change people's live and do all they can to ensure that every prisoner or ex-con they work with is given the same opportunity as an ordinary person to get their life together"
Candice, December 2018
"I've been with RWF as a mentor for over a year now and love being involved at a local level. I have had a fantastic and enriching experience. All volunteers are well trained with a great support network, and the money goes directly into making a difference. It's also really good fun."
Charlotte, December 2018
"I loved being a mentor for RWF. Joining RWF was my very first-time volunteering through an agency and I'm glad I did. The experience from the initial enquiry, training, being match and working with the mentee were very positive. Even when faced with challenges whether it was me as a mentor or my mentee the, team showed care and were very much on board every step of the way. They were all approachable and they genuinely cared about me as a mentor and my mentee. I'm now working on a project full time and even though I don't have the time as I used to, I often think about how I can be matched again. An experience I will never forget."
Sharon, March 2018
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2018
Join us on Saturday 16th June for our 2018 challenge - the Yorkshire 3 Peaks!
This year our RWF Challenge is the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The route we take is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.
The people we support at The Reasons Why Foundation face difficult challenges every day and we see it as part of our journey, to challenge ourselves on a regular basis in order to raise funds and awareness of the services we provide and the people we support, many of whom have suffered the consequences of bad choices that they've made in their lives.
We will do our best to get discounted travel from London to Yorkshire and back, as well as accommodation, however, we cannot promise that we will be successful in this. So if you want to arrange your own travel and accommodation, that will be fine of course.