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CASH AND CHEQUES
We are very grateful for any donation of cash or cheques, please feel free to come and see us or post to our Office.
Cheques can be made payable to 'South Ayrshire Befriending Project'
If you wish to donate to our Project it can also be done by bank transfer or Standing Order using the following details:
Account Name: South Ayrshire Befriending Project
Sort Code: 30-25-88
Account Number: 00521851
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THE DIFFERENCE BEFRIENDING MAKES. STEFIE'S STORY
Stefie joined the project when she was 11. She was living with her Gran and Papa who had agreed to care for her when her home life broke down. Stefie’s mother and partner showed evidence of substance misuse and domestic violence. During her short life Stefie had seen and heard things a young girl should not be exposed to. When she was first introduced to our project she was very withdrawn and had anger management issues too. Our qualified co-ordinators consider many factors before settling on a possible match with a volunteer. We matched Stefie with Ian a young man of 25 years. Their first few meetings Ian and Stefie had were quiet, and mainly sitting on the sea wall with Ian chatting away but little engagement back. Our volunteers feedback to the project after every outing and so our co-ordinator arranged another catch up with Stefie. To her amazement when she asked Stefie how she felt about her match, she opened up. “I really enjoy the time with Ian. He is calm, happy and funny. He never seems angry. Most of all though I feel like I can breathe when I’m with him”. At their next outing Ian and Stefie made a list of activities they would do over the coming months. They included bowling, cinema, going on the bus to another town “and mash mallows in hot chocolate on a blustery day” Stefie added. At the end of the list Stefie asked if sitting on the sea wall could stay on the list for times when she felt that’s what she wanted. Stefie moved from primary school to secondary – a transition that went well, she had a new set of friends. Her Gran told us “I too look forward to Stefie returning from a befriending outings, she always came back calmer and more content”. At the end of the 2 years Ian and Stefie sat on the sea wall with a bag of chips each. She told Ian “I feel so much more confident, I have friends and I am meeting with my Mum regularly which is good” . The sea wall will always be my go to place “to breathe” she said.