About Vision

Vision is a Christian charity helping to build a more positive youth culture.
Vision has always been run entirely by volunteers who have seen the difference we can make if we stand together for a common purpose. Over the last 15 years, our volunteers have met over 13,000 local children and young people in Rossendale, Lancashire.

For a more positive youth culture

The last decade has seen technology change youth culture beyond recognition. Never before have children been able to access ‘hard-core’ pornography or upload their own images using a mobile device. Never before have school pupils had their lives scrutinised 24 hours a day on social media. Never before has self-harm been so common for teenage girls and boys. This is the tip of the iceberg, and it’s happening on our watch.

It’s against this backdrop of profound loneliness and confusion that Vision dares to present a message of hope. It’s been an immense privilege to have impacted the lives of thousands of young people since our first event in 2002, but we know this is just the beginning. The last 15 years have not been easy; our volunteers face many challenges on a daily basis, but seeing countless young lives transformed makes us even more determined - not simply to keep going, but to reach significantly more young people in the years to come. 

Now playing: Speak Up (2014)

Preparing to grow

The re-opening of Woodlea Mission in October 2015 kick-started a new chapter in Vision’s history. Our aim is to make Woodlea a flagship venue for young people while continuing to build links with local churches and schools.

3 ways you can give to Vision

1. Text VISN15 £5 to 70070. Texts cost £5 plus 1 standard message. Vision receives £5 with no admin fee deducted! Gift Aid available. Find out more here.
2. Raise money just by shopping online! Get started here.
3. Make a one-off donation today, or set up a regular gift.

Useful information

Vision History

Vision started life in 2002 as a youth event planned by teenagers. Since then, you might have seen us...

AT SCHOOL
Alder Grange
BRGS
Fearns
Haslingden High
St Christopher's, Accrington
Tor View
Whitworth High

AT OUR EVENTS
Engage
Inspire
Lite Nite & No Limits
Open-air concerts
Refresh
Youth Alpha

The background of this site shows some of our favourite photos from the last 12 years - can you find yourself?

How is Vision funded?

Vision is funded almost entirely by local people who have seen first-hand the difference our work makes.

40%  One-off donations*
25%  Standing orders
22%  Grants
13%  Gift Aid

These figures are based on our average income since becoming a registered charity in 2011. *One off donations include all fundraising.

Charity Information

Vision is the working name of VISION (ROSSENDALE),  Registered Charity no. 1138523. We're also a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales no. 7315280. Our registered office is Woodlea Mission, Tenterfield Street, Rossendale, BB4 7BA.

Basis of Faith

Vision is a member of the Evangelical Alliance. Read our basis of faith here.

Volunteering

Interested in volunteering for Vision? Find out more here...

If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact us.