The Wester Hailes Youth Agency works with young people aged 8-25 in South West Edinburgh. The Youth Agency's aims are to relieve poverty and disadvantage, to advance learning and to further participation and citizenship.
We believe that the needs, abilities, and aspirations of young people should be recognised, understood and met within a supportive environment, which encourages them to achieve their goals and improve their outcomes. We work with over 1,260 young people and in order to achieve our aims we provide the following services:
We are responsive to the needs of young people and develop our services accordingly. The young people we work with face huge issues in their lives and we aim to provide services that are easy to access in their community and which complement each other.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Wester Hailes Youth Agency.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!