Snow wonder!


As part of our detached youth work programme in Monk Bretton, 8 local young people have learned to Ski.  The darker winter nights mean that fewer young people are socializing outdoors, so with the support of TYA workers, young people in Monk Bretton decided to take on an activity that was challenging and appropriate for this time of year.  After … Continue reading Snow wonder!

Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising


Local young business woman, Jess Brooke, has donated £500 to sponsor a new fundraising pack for The Youth Association.  Jess, who opened ‘Vibrance’ her hair and beauty salon based at Carr Mills Business Centre on Bradford Road in Birstall last July, already employs two other young people.  The fundraising pack, paid for by Vibrance, will … Continue reading Jess adds some ‘Vibrance’ to TYA fundraising

Raise your hand now!


Help to show the United Nations that educating girls around the world is a priority.  Just follow this link to www.raiseyourhandnow.com and join the facebook page that’s aiming to register 1 million supporters before October 11th’s first ever International Day of the Girl.  Go on, girls, support your sisters!  And I’m sure that the support … Continue reading Raise your hand now!

Never too old (or young) to start


I had a great meeting this week with Terry King OBE, who is the North of England manager for PRIME, (Prince Charles’ initiative to help older people to get into enterprise and start their own business).  We are keen to bring together some of the young entrepreneurs who are currently doing such great work on … Continue reading Never too old (or young) to start

A Local Act for Local People?


On Friday 21st September, I attended the event organised jointly by Voluntary Action Leeds and Children England to raise awareness of the powers that are now open to local groups and charities under the Localism Act.  Hosted at the St George’s Centre, the event was over-subscribed as local VCS representatives and key staff from Leeds City … Continue reading A Local Act for Local People?