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  • Berkshire Youth reaches out to young people

    Berkshire Youth is reaching out to young people to take part in a short survey around youth services that affect them in their local area.

    11 February 2021

  • New Scheme Will Give Young People’s Careers a Kickstart!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 26 MARCH! We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our new Kickstart work placements.

    11 February 2021

  • Kelly and Colin’s videos

    We are so proud of our youth workers, Kelly and Colin.

    11 February 2021

  • Paige’s Progress

    Well… it’s looking like this year is going to be a different one again, but the main thing is to keep positive!

    8 February 2021

  • Safer Internet Day 2021

    Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day.

    8 February 2021

  • Jessica’s Blog – January 2021

    Jessica shares with us her hopes for the year ahead.

    28 January 2021

  • News from The Wayz

    The Wayz have continued their great work and commitment to the young people in the Bracknell area since our last email newsletter.

    28 January 2021

  • Training Update

    We are pleased to share some very impressive stats, with all of these programmes taking place since our new youth workers started in September!

    28 January 2021

  • Sue’s Right Royal Treat

    Sue, our lovely, hard-working Data and Information Officer, had a well-deserved treat just before Christmas when she represented Berkshire Youth at a royal event at Windsor Castle.

    28 January 2021

  • See, Hear, Respond

    See Hear Respond is a partnership to help children, young people and families cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

    28 January 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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