May 26, 2022

Celebrating our dedication to community services at Buckingham Palace

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Members of the Royal Family, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, welcomed 8,000 guests to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 25th May, recognising and rewarding their dedication to public services.

Jamie Cameron, Chair of Young Bristol, proudly represented the organisation at the prestigious Royal Garden Party. The event was held in celebration of the difference their staff team and volunteers make to young people's lives in Bristol. 

Jamie shared his thoughts on the honour:

"I was really honoured to be invited to represent Young Bristol at Buckingham Palace today. This invitation was due to the commitment of lots of people over many years. So, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone in our fantastic team and our amazing volunteers (past and present). Thank you all!" -Jamie Cameron, Chair of Young Bristol

In recognition of their significant voluntary service and dedication to local youth opportunities, volunteers Jayne Donnelly and Tracy Williams were also invited to the royal bash. Both have contributed extensively to the community of Sea Mills, including the Sea Mills Boys' and Girls Club.

The party was a precursor to an upcoming milestone - Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, to be celebrated from June 2nd-5th, 2022. Another anticipated honour for Young Bristol is the receipt of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Peaches Golding OBE CStJ. in June 2022. This award is the highest acknowledgement a local voluntary group can receive in the UK.

For more information about Young Bristol receiving The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, click here.

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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 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 27, 2024

Young Bristol host annual Night Hike 2024!

Last week, we hosted our annual Night Hike, Operation: Moonlit Wander. This activity was on offer for all young people across our Community Youth Club network to take part in!

32 young people participated in our Night Hike, racing against each other to complete the course, starting from Velvet Bottom and working together to make it to their finish point in Burrington. It was great to see teams take part from our Youth Clubs across the city: Avon Youth Club, BS14 Stockwood Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Youth Club on Wheels Henbury and Sea Mills Boys and Girls Club!

"The Night Hike was so much fun! It was so nice to meet the other youth clubs and the activity was very challenging, especially in the rain. Everyone did really well!"

- Melissa, Avon Youth Club

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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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March 13, 2024

Our new website is now live!

Young Bristol are thrilled to officially announce the launch of our new website!

After months of hardwork and dedication from our staff team, we are excited to launch our new and improved website, which will provide our users with:

  • A fresh, bolder and brighter look,
  • Improved user experience and navigation,
  • Allows you to easily find out about our offer and the impact our work has on the young people we work with.

"Our new website has been designed to offer a clear, engaging experience for all visitors who access our website, whether that's parents, youth workers, funders or supporters. Ultimately, it is vital that our website provides our users with the ability to find out about our charity's work, the impact of our services on young people, and how they can help us to support young people to achieve great futures."

- Lee Williams DL, Chief Executive

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March 1, 2024

Young volunteer awarded Bristol Social Impact Award!

Young Bristol would like to extend a huge congratulations to Kyle from Hartcliffe Club for Young People, who was awarded “The Volunteer of the Year Award” at the Bristol Social Impact Awards this week!

The Volunteer of the Year Award at the Bristol Social Impact Awards is awarded to individuals for making notable differences and inspiring contributions through volunteering in their community!

Hartcliffe Club for Young People chose to nominate Kyle after he had overcome significant barriers to become a driving force at his local Youth Club! Kyle became a young volunteer at Hartcliffe Club over one year ago, as a junction to continue his mental health journey.

Since joining the group, he has been involved in organising a charitable event on behalf of a homeless charity, coached a junior football team to enter into our Interclub football tournament and so much more to support other young people

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February 20, 2024

Young Bristol Club Leader received Level 3 qualification

Young Bristol are incredibly proud to share that Kat Katuszka, Club Leader at BS14 Stockwood Youth Club has completed her Level 3 Youth Work qualification!

Kat completed her Level 3 Youth Work qualification with South Gloucestershire Playscheme in 2023. Since beginning the course, Kat has learnt how to engage with young people in a youth work setting, and how she can promote young people’s personal and social development, enabling them to have a voice and influence in the community.

We are very proud of Kat for completing her Level 3 Youth Work training. This training helps to progress her professional development but also has a huge impact on our delivery at BS14 Stockwood Youth Club. She taken on her learning and used it to influence how she plans sessions and provide young people with an engaging and youth focused environment. Congratulations!”

-Andy Kimber, Head of Operations

At Young Bristol, we continue to reinforce our strategy pillars by developing our people and programmes by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, skills for life and opportunities to grow.

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February 12, 2024

Young Bristol shortlisted for Bristol Life Awards 2024!

Young Bristol are delighted to have been shortlisted in this year’s Bristol Life Awards 2024!

We are honoured to be shortlisted for the charity award in this years Bristol Life Awards! We are excited to be nominated alongside some other amazing charities such as:

  • BillyChip
  • Bristol After Stroke, Bristol
  • Animal Rescue Centre
  • Bristol Autsim Support
  • Bristol and Weston Hospitals Charity
  • Great Western Air Ambulance
  • Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home
  • The MAZI Project
  • Migrateful
  • One25
  • SARSAS
  • Unseen UK

We would like to thank the Bristol Life Awards for recognising Young Bristol’s work with children and young people in Bristol during 2023!

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