Let’s speak up with silence! Join siLENT 2019! Take time to give up the things that fill life with noise and restlessness. Not only will you allow time for silence, your sponsorship will make a real difference to young people without a voice, for whom silence isn’t a choice. Instead of cutting out sugar, challenge yourself and your community to cut out the noise in your life this Lent: go without your smart phone or stay silent with us. Help us to do something amazing for young people.
Sign up now or click below if you’re signing up on behalf of a school, parish or community.
We’re humbled each year by all those who join siLENT. Check our some of last year’s participants here and read all about the incredible Sisters of the Holy Family who clocked up an amazing 1,000,000 seconds of silence!
Corey Scott was recognised for his inspiring work supporting other young people with disabilities at the 2016 Celebrating Young People Awards - read about his story here. Corey then decided to take part in siLENT to continue his support for young people. Read Corey's story of staying siLENT here.
Our siLENT 40: And each year we create our very own Lent Calendar for the 40 days of Lent - featuring some of our siLENT participants. See our 2019 featured siLENT participants here
GET STARTED WITH siLENT
1. Sign up and let us know how you or your community are taking part.
2. You'll then be invited to set up your online fundraising.
3. You can still do it the old fashioned way. Download the siLENT sponsor form.
YOUR SILENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Million Minutes celebrates young people and gives grants to support them to change their lives and their world. The money you raise during Lent will help many projects throughout England and Wales. For example, at 16 Andre was isolated from lessons at school due to his behavioral difficulties. Lonely and frustrated Andre was given a second chance when Million Minutes encouraged Andre to help out at his local primary school. During the year his confidence grew so much that he built relationships with young people in his local neighbourhood. Knowing what being isolated felt like, he saw opportuniteis to include others, like supporting a child using a wheelchair to take part in a basketball game with his peers. “I feel empowered,” he said. Andre overcame his own difficulties to use his voice to make a change for other young people. Your sponsorship will help people like Andre to change lives.