Give Cuckoo a Christmas Present!

Forget the turkeys and partridges this Christmas, and make Cuckoo your bird of the festive season by making a donation to our work!

Every year Cuckoo Young Writers, New Writing North’s young people’s programme, works with hundreds of young people across the North to help them realise their potential. We run a huge variety of programmes for young people aged 12-23, including weekly writing groups, projects and a number of publications.

We develop skills and nurture talent, and also encourage those young people who don’t think of themselves as writers to get involved and have a go. We create environments where young writers can make friends, develop their confidence, try out new things (songwriting, drama, zine-making etc.) and have fun.

Our programme is free and accessible to all. To keep things this way, we rely on funding and donations. And we always want to do more, so anything you can give us for Christmas will enable us to keep helping young people to make brilliant work.

What your Christmas donation can help us buy: 

£10 will buy us a bunch of beautiful leaflets to help us spread the word about our work
£25 will buy us materials to make a zine with
£50 will buy us an inspirational group leader for a 2-hour writing group session
£150 will enable us to take a professional writer into a school for half a day
£500 will enable us run a pilot programme in a community location, and take writing to young people who wouldn’t usually have access to arts and culture

Here’s where to make your donations:

And whether you can donate £1 or £100, we appreciate everything you can give!

And to say thanks for your donation, here are some gifts from Cuckoo to you:

We’ll also send anyone who donates a copy of the new issue of Cuckoo Press and VIP invitations to all of our our events. We’ll also your name in a special Friends of Cuckoo page on the Cuckoo website.

And a very Merry Christmas from all the Cuckoo team!