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How You Can Help

How you can help the most vulnerable in our communities.


We welcome individuals, families, groups of friends, churches, communities or workplaces that would like to fund raise to support our services. Whether it be a themed ball, a run, a collection, a bike ride or a bake off we can provide you with any support you need. For example, a Winter Ball in 2015 raised £3000 for our Domestic Abuse services in Dorset.


A gift in your will to YOU is a wonderful way to help us to continue our work changing lives across our communities, giving people hope and a future.


Through the generosity of individuals, families and workplaces our work can make a real difference to thousands of lives every year. You can make a one time donation or a monthly contribution for our work in general or for a specific service.  Every donation helps us to change someone’s life.


Volunteers are an essential part of the team at YOU. They are all ages and backgrounds and fulfil so many different roles from helping to teach people new skills, to supporting advice work, administration or even social media and marketing support. Volunteering helps you to develop new skills, be part of a wonderful team of extraordinary people and do something rewarding.

Corporate Partnerships

We really value our partnerships with local companies. We know that great companies use the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems. People want to work for businesses that are socially responsible and customers want to buy from companies that care about society. There are so many ways that businesses can partner with us, whether through team challenge days, corporate sponsorship of services, giving of time and expertise or fund-raising events. We do see this as a partnership not a one way street and can offer businesses our expertise in return through for example talks on issues such as domestic violence which could affect any company.

Current Fundraising Campaigns

Find out how you can help raise money for the things we need most. Check out our latest fundraising campaigns below.

Advice Portsmouth: Southampton Legal Walk

A team from our Advice Portsmouth service are taking part in the Southampton Legal Walk organised by the South West Legal Support trust on 8th May. Advice Portsmouth is a pioneering service situated in the North End of Portsmouth delivering free and independent advice...

New Refuge – Furnishing Fund

In a time where we hear about the negative impact of austerity cuts on refuges throughout the country, You First have positive and exciting news for Dorset and the national network of refuge provision! You First have secured alternative and larger refuge accommodation...

Gimme Shelter – The ‘My Journey’ Fund

As seen in the Dorset Echo and, Paul Sharod, Martin Saint and Rhos Thompson are proud to present the inaugural GIMME SHELTER FESTIVAL charity event at The Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis, Weymouth on the 17th December! The Gimme Shelter Festival is a festival...

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