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  • Berkshire Community Foundation Case Study

    We are delighted to have worked with Berkshire Community Foundation on a new case study showing how we have worked together and the positive impact this has made on the lives on local young people.

    29 April 2021

  • News from The Wayz

    We caught up with Gareth who told us what’s been happening at The Wayz this month.

    29 April 2021

  • Training Update

    The training team are really excited to have recently started two new Leadership Programmes, funded by Greenham Trust.

    29 April 2021

  • Day in the Life of our Youth Worker, Katie

    We asked our fantastic youth worker, Katie, what she does on a typical day.

    29 April 2021

  • Youth Survey

    We are very excited to announce that the results of our youth survey will be shared across Berkshire shortly.

    29 April 2021

  • Meet the Trustees – Armelle Boisset

    This time we meet Armelle Boisset, who has been a Trustee of Berkshire Youth for four years.

    29 April 2021

  • Please Donate!

    From midnight this Sunday friends Sam, Amy and Ben are taking part in the 4/4/24 Challenge to raise vital funds for Berkshire Youth.

    29 April 2021

  • Exciting Vacancies

    Are you looking for an exciting new role? Apply to join our incredible team!

    29 April 2021

  • Supporter Focus – Cream Design

    Berkshire Youth are extremely grateful to all of the local companies who support us.

    29 April 2021

  • CEO’s Thoughts (April Newsletter)

    Welcome to April’s newsletter.

    29 April 2021

Berkshire Youth Memories

20 January 2021

As part of our #BY80 80th birthday celebration, Peter Trentham, ex Chairman of Berkshire Association of Boys’ Clubs in the 1980s, has shared some of his memories.

“I was very much involved with BABC as Chairman in the early 80s having taken over from John Fowles. My tenure of six years being a part of the Association was an amazing experience…

The club leaders (over 100 clubs) were always so enthusiastic for their clubs, the management team too under Ray Tapken were incredible – their time and encouragement to Berkshire young people was unstoppable. The awarding of the MBE to Ray was a huge reward for his total dedication.

So many of the boys from right across Berkshire benefited from BABC and were grateful for the many opportunities given, be they in sport, events, the arts or to have just some where to go to meet up with their pals.

During this time at the Association I was lucky to work with Jim Leftwich and Gillette – his company gave huge financial support, including an office in the tower and many hours of personal help from Jim.

During my Chairmanship years I was so fortunate to host the visit of HRH The Duke of Gloucester in 1982 who was President of the National Association. What a day! We were helicoptered and driven around the county visiting clubs with them, as well as the Gillette office for lunch with the Lord Lieutenant, Mayor of Slough and members of many other boys clubs.”

Thank you so much to Peter for taking the time to share these happy memories with us.


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