How you can help U18

MadLab U18 would not be able to do the work it has been able to so far without some very generous benefactors who have: covered catering for meet-ups, donated developer staff to help young people troubleshoot issues with their code, provided bursaries for MadLab courses, given talks, donated equipment and given us money to keep the bills paid!
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In order to keep providing accessible IT learning, MadLab U18 appreciates donations and support of any kind including…

We need the following:

VOLUNTEERS who can…
Act as mentors – are you skilled in a programming language? Do you want to share this skill with up to 35 eager young minds?
Support in other ways – can you wash up, get lunch, take the YRS kids to Birmingham or write for the website and Twitter feed?

DONATIONS such as …
Cool new tech kit (things like microcomputers, LEDs, workshop tools), badges, USB sticks, T-shirts, snacks, bottled water, new (or newish) laptops. During August, it costs us £250 a day to feed all the YRS kids and mentors – can you donate cash to feed everyone for a day?

TRANSPORT
We need to get about 35 kids and 15 Mentors and helpers to Birmingham’s Custard Factory on August 9 and back to Manchester on August 11. Can you help cover coach or train costs?

MONEY
It costs £300 a day to keep MadLab open. We’re not funded by anyone and rely on grants. We’re a self-funded enterprise and rely on people’s good will (and we’re ever so grateful for it).
Mollyanne playing with her oomlout prize
In return, you could…

  • Have your logo appear at our events
  • Appear on the local centre page on YRS
  • Receive public acknowledgement and thanks
  • Enjoy a brilliant local PR opportunity

Please contact office@madlab.org.uk if you’d like to help