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About Organisation

The #Willdoes charity is dedicated to the memory of William Paddy, a sporty, charismatic child with a cheeky smile who grew up near Swanage, Dorset, and enjoyed horse riding, snow boarding, rugby and tennis. A sensitive and empathetic kid, Will loved animals and being surrounded by them.

Sadly his life ended early at the age of 14, but his energy lives on through those who knew him and in his charity, #Willdoes.

Will's mother, Les, has set up the charity to help young people who may be finding life tough, struggling to cope with daily life.

To promote any charitable purpose (including the promotion of education, physical health, mental health and social inclusion) and contribute financially to charitable projects for the benefit of young people in Dorset and the surrounding areas.

Introducing young people to sports and other activities to help them connect and engage socially, rather than retreat to more insular gaming and social media pastimes and to develop coping mechanisms to help manage anxiety and emotions, increase self-awareness, developing trust and relationships.

#Willdoes Community Bus

WE DID IT!! We have officially launched the #Willdoes Community Bus.

The #Willdoes youth bus will be based in the Main Beach car park in Swanage near the skate park but will visit areas across Dorset in need of youth service provision including Portland, Weymouth, Dorchester and rural villages.

The double decker bus cost £10,000 to purchase and a further £106,000 to kit it out.

On board, it now provides a safe space to chat, with a room for confidential discussions as well as a bean bag area to relax in and a small kitchen to provide drinks and snacks.

With LED coloured lighting and brightly furnished seating it’s intended to be a welcoming place where young people can meet up as well as get to speak to youth workers, counsellors and medical professionals. Thank you everyone!!

If you would like to book the bus for events or a youth club, please email info@dorsetyouth.com or info@willdoes.co.uk


13 North Instow
Swanage, BH19 3DT
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