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A warm welcome to Young Bristol’s new Head of Operations

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Kimber, Head of Operations at Young Bristol. 

The Head of Operations is a new Role that has been created to assist Young Bristol’s expanding team in delivering on its 2022-25 Five Key Strategic Priorities, ensuring YB continues to play a leading and expanding role within Bristol’s Voluntary Sector. 

Andy Kimber has been involved with young people throughout his career. Always with an interest in sports, he worked with young people all around the world as a snowsports instructor and outdoor activity instructor. He combined this love with youth work for a youth charity affecting positive change in young people using snowsports and life-skills. Andy previously worked for Young Bristol in 2019 as their Youth and Community Lead, before going into teaching for 2 years. He joins us with a passion to help all young people to discover their potential and provide a supportive network for them to thrive.

This appointment comes at an exciting time – supporting Young Bristol’s developing work with children and young people across Bristol, and will see the Head of Operations play a vital role in ensuring Young Bristol delivers on its 2022-25 Vision, Mission and Strategic Priorities. 

We hope you will join us in welcoming Andy Kimber to the Young Bristol team!

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April 23, 2024

Outdoor Employment Programme take part in Super Sliders event!

Over the weekend, young people from our Outdoor Employment Programme took part in the Super Sliders Bronze and Silver programmes!

What a great way for our Outdoor Employment Programme to start their weekend! A small group of our trainees travelled to the University of Bath's Training Village, where they took part in the Super Sliders Bronze and Silver programme. The team from Super Sliders had prepared a day full of activities for young people to get involved with and enjoy!

The programme started off with some "off-track" activities, where the group talked to Tabitha Stoecker and Patrick Atkin from Britain's Olympic Bobsleigh team! During this workshop, the group learnt about different bobsleigh equipment and were taught about a range of bobsleigh techniques!

The workshop continued onto some "on-track" activities, where the group put their learning into practice by using the bobsleigh equipment on the track. Young people all had the opportunity to push themselves down the track and improve their bobsleigh technique!

It was great to see our group of trainees try out new sports and push themselves out of their comfort zone! A huge thank you to Super Sliders for inviting us along to their most recent programme! We look forward to taking part in the next one soon!

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April 18, 2024

Young Bristol's Easter Holiday Provision 2024!

This Easter half term, we saw two weeks of Open Access and Holiday Clubs delivered across our Community Youth Clubs and Outdoor Activity Centre. We worked with new and existing young people, providing them with enriching opportunities and a hot, healthy meal!

Young Bristol's Easter Holiday Clubs, for young people aged 8-19, were located in 6 locations across the city, where our Community Youth Club staff and Outdoor Activities team ran extended evening sessions for young people! Our team were able to provide young people with a number of exciting activities, a free prepared meal and a safe space to have fun! Our programmes were free for all to attend, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals!

This Easter, Young Bristol saw:

  • 482+ contacts with young people
  • 29+ open access and holiday club sessions delivered
  • 50+ Free School Meals young people engaged with
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April 16, 2024

Young Bristol's Creative Writing Competition winners 2024!

We are delighted to announce that Peyton from Hartcliffe Club for Young People and Orla from The Grove @ Bedminster Down are the winners of our 2024 Creative Writing competition!

Last month, we hosted a Creative Writing competition across our Community Youth Club network. Young people from each club were encouraged to write a short poem or story to be entered into our competition. The creative pieces were shortlisted by Club Leader's and submitted to our judges

We received 8 shortlisted entries from across our club network, our judges chose a senior and junior winner from the range of amazing creative writing skills that were showcased in the competition!

The winner from our junior age group is Orla from The Grove @ Bedminster Down and the winner of our senior age group is Peyton from Hartcliffe Club for Young People! The pair were awarded with a framed and printed copy of their written piece and a £15 Amazon gift card each. Congratulations both!

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April 11, 2024

Young Bristol host interclub arts workshop 2024!

This week, we finished off the Easter Holiday period by hosting an Interclub Arts workshop for young people across our Community Youth Club network to enjoy!

Hartcliffe Club for Young People kindly hosted our Interclub Arts day, where we saw over 50 young people attend from across our Youth Club network, as well as a few young people who joined us from the Robins Foundation! The day offered a variety of workshops for all young people and staff members to enjoy! We saw young people from Ashton Vale Club for Young People, BS14 Stockwood Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People and The Grove @ Bedminster Down!

One of the workshops on offer was a graffiti workshop! Young people sketched their name onto a canvas, and then used spray paint and stencils to colour in their names! The group were then offered to create their own pieces using stencils and different spary paints. We saw some amazing artwork created, which young people all took home to hang on their walls! Thank you to Steven from Graffarty for running this workshop!

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April 3, 2024

SUEZ volunteer at The Grove @ Bedminster Down!

Last week, we were delighted to invite the team from SUEZ to The Grove @ Bedminster Down, where their generous volunteers dedicated their day to help improve our facilities for the benefit of young people.

After a long winter, with some severe weather conditions, The Grove needed a makeover, making sure our youth club was ready for young people use and enjoy throughout the Easter Holiday and during our open access evening sessions!

11  incredible staff members from SUEZ joined us at The Grove, where created a more visually appealing and safe environment around the club. During the day, the team got involved with litter picking, clearing out our sports cupboard, weeding, mowing the grass and clearing at the back of the club!

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April 2, 2024

Young Bristol awarded Charity of the Year!

We are incredibly proud to announce that Young Bristol have been awarded "Charity of the Year" award at the Bristol Life awards!

On Wednesday 27th March 2024, our team attended the Bristol Life Awards and it was great to be recognised for our hard work and dedication to young people across Bristol!

In the last year, Young Bristol has seen an incredible amount of change and success! 2023 was a year of investment, development and growth at Young Bristol, where we have had an expansion in delivery for young people, an increase in partnerships with new youth organisations and businesses both locally and nationally, the securing of long-term funding for our vast programme of services, the introduction of innovative programmes that have transformed communities across the city, as well as significant investment in our people and our buildings.

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March 29, 2024

Core3 volunteer at Hartcliffe Club for Young People

Last week, we were delighted to invite the team from Core3 to Hartcliffe Club for Young People, where their generous volunteers dedicated their day to help improve our facilities for the benefit of young people.

After a long winter, with some severe weather conditions, Hartcliffe Club or Young people needed some attention, making sure our youth club was ready for young people use and enjoy throughout the Easter Holiday!

4 of Core3's incredible staff members joined us at Hartcliffe Club for Young People, where, with the help of our Club Leader, created a more visually appealing and safe environment around the club. During the day, the team litter picked around the club, cut down overgrown branches that were growing up the fence as well as raked and cleared the back garden, preparing the area for new additions coming soon!

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March 21, 2024

Run the AJ Bell Bristol for Young Bristol!

Now more than ever before, young people and families across Bristol need the support of charity’s such as Young Bristol.

Are you continuing your 2023 health and fitness habits? Do you want to run a 10km race or half marathon this year? You can make a difference by taking on the AJ Bell Great Bristol run and raise money for a local cause! Grab your trainers and get fundraising!

"The day was perfect for running. The build up was easier knowing you’re raising money for such a worthwhile cause!” Justin, Bath Half Marathon runner 2023

The AJ Bell Great Bristol run takes place on Sunday 19th May 2024, from 9:30am. Both the 10km and half marathon start in the heart of Bristol City Centre and laps around some of our cities most iconic landmarks and provides super-scenic views! We ask that runners taking part in aid of Young Bristol pledge to raise £250!

By entering the race, you will receive:

  • Free event day tracking app
  • A bespoke finishers medal
  • Optional finishers t-shirt
  • Finishers pack
  • Run number, personalised with your name
  • A FREE Young Bristol runners vest

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March 18, 2024

Fundraising at Bath Half Marathon 2024!

On Sunday 17th March, 7 runners signed up to run the Bath Half Marathon, to raise money for Young Bristol!

Runners set off from Royal Avenue, racing 2 laps hugging the River Avon and completing the Bath Half by returning to Royal Avenue. Our 7 runners, fundraising for Young Bristol, set off from the starting line in the morning, and crossed the finish line with impressive lap times. Each of our runners pledged to raised a set amount, and each one smashed this target! Thank you to the group for all your fundraising efforts!

After the race, Ella stated: 

"I thoroughly enjoyed running for Young Bristol and hope to run another race soon!"

Thank you to our 7 runners who took part in the Half marathon in aid of Young Bristol!

If you are interested in taking part in a third party fundraising event for Young Bristol, click here to learn how you can fundraise for us.

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