David is fundraising

Lord David Alton's siLENT for Million Minutes

£1062.00 + £135.25 Gift Aid = £1197.25
Donated to David’s £100.00 Goal

David’s story

I am staying siLENT with Million Minutes this Lent to raise money for young people who don't have a voice. I will not speak, use my phone or social media for 24 hours! Please sponsor me. 

Your sponsorship will help young people like Amy. Amy always wanted to show people who she was, but she wasn’t able to. Instead growing up as a young person with a disability, she was often judged and bullied. Now that is changing. Million Minutes is working with For Jimmy to give Amy her voice. Our help enables her to use her experience of being rejected and bullied to support other young people living with disabilities, and to reduce the stigma of the label ‘disabled’. Your sponsorship will support people like Amy to change their lives and their world. 

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Million Minutes

Million Minutes is a young, dynamic charity working to see every young person given a voice and using it to make a positive impact. Will you join in supporting us?

We launched in 2011 with the support of Delia Smith, Margaret Mizen and Fr Christopher Jamison. Our mission is to enable young people to be the difference in the world. Too often young peoples enthusiasm and creativity is underestimated. They get shut out of decision-making, stereotyped, and scapegoated for societys problems. And its not right.

So we develop new and innovative projects that help empower young people, inspired by the principles of Catholic social teaching to preserve the dignity of all human beings, to care for creation, and to reach out to those in need.

We deliver:

  • siLENT, a way to engage more deeply in the season of Lent while raising money to support our grants fund;
  • The Celebrating Young People Awards, an awards ceremony honouring young people who exemplify the principles of Catholic social teaching;
  • A new project developing a model for local detached youth work using the skills and energy of parish communities;
  • our grants scheme, awarding grants which promote and support youth action and youth advocacy.

Registered Charity Number: 1140079.

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