It’s been 6 months since we returned to Monk Bretton and it definitely hasn’t been 6 months wasted. Thanks to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme, we’ve hosted activities like Build a Bike & bike riding with Reverse The Cycle as well as plenty of activities during our summer gala including an assault course, sumo wrestling and … Continue reading Winter is Coming; Bored & Cold? Get Involved!
If you keep up with us on our Facebook page then you’ll know we recently secured over £100,000 to work with young people in Monk Bretton, Barnsley, through the Big Lottery Fund. For those of who didn’t know, now you do as the Barnsley Chronicle recently wrote a news story highlighting this brilliant news! After … Continue reading TYA hits the streets in Monk Bretton
Our Chief Executive is making last-minute preparations to take on his biggest physical challenge yet and to raise vital funds for The Youth Association. Andy is aiming to walk the 270-mile Pennine Way from North to South to raise £1000 towards TYA’s campaign to keep youth work alive in Yorkshire. The route will take him through … Continue reading Andy’s Pennine Challenge
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!
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
On Saturday, 15 young men aged 16-21 gathered from all over South and West Yorkshire to try out for a new feature film. The Youth Association played host to a London casting agency who were looking for Yorkshire lads to star in an upcoming movie. During a packed 2-hour workshop, the aspiring young actors improvised … Continue reading What a cast!
Joe Davies (aged 16) is set to be the first of our Young Upstarts to launch his new business with TYA’s support. Joe, from Ackworth near Wakefield, has worked with dogs and trained them since he was a nipper, and now he’s about to turn his dog training talents into what he hopes will be … Continue reading Top dog! Joe’s starting!
Last Thursday, during half-term week, six young people from Monk Bretton in Barnsley braved the cold and drizzle to take part in our BMX bike project. The event was part of an ongoing project funded by Fair Share to work with local young people to develop their technical riding and maintenance skills and help them to … Continue reading On yer bike!
TYA is set to get a new Trustee on its Board and he will be one of the youngest charity trustees in the country. Tom Gatehouse has been participating in youth work sessions with TYA for over 4 years and sees joining our Board of Trustees as a great way to take his involvement with us to … Continue reading Tom leads the way
On Tuesday night, Roz Brunsdon (the Site Support Manager for Moto) dropped in to South Parade to present TYA with a cheque for £650. Moto are Britain’s leading provider of motorway services and TYA has been one of the charities adopted by the Moto site at Woolley Edge on the M1. Roz raised the money … Continue reading Thanks to Moto!