Friday 4th December, 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas 2015 - a story for the fourth day

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Savannah* attended a group for young women that was aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle – focusing on physical fitness, nutrition, good mental health, avoiding substance/ alcohol abuse and sexual health. Through this group, Savannah got to know youth workers from Romsey Mill, and sought out their help when it came to her tumultuous relationship with her mother. Savannah then joined our ‘Women of Influence’ group (promoting positive female role models) and a boxing programme for young women.

Savannah excelled at boxing – her ability led to her being invited to train at a local club. She now trains other young women, and is planning for a career in the navy by studying Uniformed Services at Cambridge Regional College. Savannah says “If I didn’t see Romsey Mill workers as much as I did, I probably wouldn’t have turned out as I have…I wouldn’t have got the GCSEs I have or the same respect for myself and others.”

#GiveHope to young people and #UnwrapPotential this Christmas by raising £18,000 in December:

  • text MILL12 (plus the amount you want to give) to 70070
  • send cash or a cheque (payable to Romsey Mill) to Romsey Mill, Hemingford Road, Cambridge, CB1 3BZ

Thank you!

Photos are used with permission and do not necessarily reflect neighbouring text. Names marked * have been changed.