March 27, 2024

Young Bristol host annual Night Hike 2024!

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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

All young people worked well together in their chosen teams to complete the Night Hike with incredible finish times - with some of these young people having minimal experience in hiking! Congratulations to all the young people who took part and completed this years Night Hike!

Thank you to all our staff as well as our 7 Outdoor Employment trainee's who helped to coordinate and supervise this activity, ensuring young people felt safe and comfortable throughout the evening!

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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 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 10, 2024

An egg-cellent donation from Leggwork!

During the Easter Half term, Young Bristol were delighted to receive a generous donation of Easter eggs from the local construction recruitment company, Leggwork!

Young Bristol were amazed when we received a donation of over 180 Easter eggs from corporate partner, Leggwork. The local recruitment company donated this large sum of Easter eggs to be handed out to all young people across our Community Youth Club network attending our Holiday Clubs, who may not have received an Easter egg this year.

It was amazing to see the excitement from young people when our team distributed eggs across our youth clubs! Thank you to Leggwork for your kind donation, we hope to continue working together in the future!

If you would like to help us support young people in Bristol, click here to find out more!

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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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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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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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