Thursday 4th December, 2014

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

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Over December, we need your support to raise £12,000 to help young people facing challenges at school, at home or in the community. Together we can give them a fresh start in 2015 - learning new skills, growing in confidence and fulfilling their potential.  Here is a story about how Romsey Mill provides hope, transformation and second chances for young people: 

Joe* is a 17 year old dad to Evie* who is 7 months old.  He was finding it difficult to negotiate contact arrangements with Evie’s mum, and as they were no longer a couple, there were disagreements about how often Joe could see his daughter.  Joe attended Thai boxing sessions organised by Romsey Mill’s Young Fathers Worker, Ben Wilkes, which allowed him to meet other young dads and talk about managing his emotions constructively.  Joe works in retail, but takes time out from his job so he can attend a Dads Weekly Group on a Friday afternoon with Evie.  He is a confident, articulate and committed young father, and has been on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talking about his experiences, and has spoken to other teenagers about the reality of being a young parent. 

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - help us to help Cambridge's vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in 2015:

>>> donate now via

>>> text MILL12£5 or MILL12£10 to 70070 to donate £5 or £10

>>> send cash or a cheque (payable to Romsey Mill) to: Romsey Mill, Hemingford Road, Cambridge, CB1 3BZ


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