We were honoured to have been chosen as the focus of a volunteering project, by students from the National Citizenship Course at Bournemouth and Poole College.
As part of their course the students promoted, organised and managed a free two day programme of sports activities for children, the Charity Beach Games, which proved a great deal of fun for, not only the children who took part, but the students too. The two day event was a huge success with up to 30 children taking part at any one time and it was also an extremely successful fundraiser with £265.21 taken in donations for the JTYAF. It was a great achievement on behalf of the students and it was great to see this recognised by the lovely article in the Bournemouth Daily Echo. We can’t thank them enough for all the hard work and energy that must have gone into organising this event.
The Charity Beach Games was followed by a 'Bite Sized' volunteering opportunity for Bournemouth and Poole College students which was organised by Tasha Kenny, Deputy Leader of the National Citizen Scheme at Bournemouth and Poole College Students' Union Services. Students were invited to take part in a fancy dress bag packing session at Asda's in Bournemouth and wearing onesies and pyjamas they were a very welcome sight at the tills for shoppers with loaded trolleys. Pictured below Tasha Kenny (right) with one of the students taking part in the bag packing. Again this was a great success raising £149.49 for the Foundation.
We are extremely grateful to Tasha Kenny and all the BPC students for their fantastic support of the JTYAF - their help will make a real difference to local young people.