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  • International Youth Day 2022

    International Youth Day is held  on 12 August every year to amplify the  importance of young people’s involvement in the world around them.

    11 August 2022

  • Hungerford Hares Fund New Waterside Defibrillator

    You may recall that Berkshire Youth were the charity chosen to benefit from  this year’s Hungerford Harey 8 race.

    11 August 2022

  • Youth Music Nights

    We were delighted to hold our first Youth Music Night at Waterside Centre on Saturday 23 July, in partnership with Berkshire Maestros.

    28 July 2022

  • VoxFresh Summer Showcase at Waterside

    We’re proud to provide the venues for a huge range of activities for young people.

    28 July 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council – Upcoming Activities

    Over the summer holidays, a series of free, multisport sessions will be held at Cotswold, Cornwell and Turnhams Farm recreation grounds in Tilehurst.

    28 July 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    Here’s the latest update, from our youth worker Jessica, about the fantastic work taking place across Tilehurst.

    28 July 2022

  • Summer Fun

    There’s no excuse for young people to be bored this summer, with so many exciting activities and opportunities across Berkshire!

    28 July 2022

  • Students Make Music ‘Come Alive’ with Charity Single

    Berkshire Maestros has released an original song, created by young people across Berkshire, to raise funds for Berkshire Youth.

    28 July 2022

  • Floyd Steadman Waterside Visit

    Former rugby captain and Windrush generation child, Floyd Steadman, joined young people at Waterside Centre earlier this month.

    28 July 2022

  • Karen Joins the Team!

    We’re delighted to welcome Karen Dynan to our team.

    28 July 2022

CEO’s Thoughts (July Newsletter)

28 July 2022

Welcome to our July newsletter!

As we enter the summer holidays, it’s an exciting time for all of those at Berkshire Youth. We are seeing the end of some programmes as they take a break for the summer as well as the start of our programmes that support young people throughout the summer holidays. This summer in particular we are supporting programmes at our centres at Waterside, Britwell and The Wayz, and working in partnership in Thatcham to make sure there are activities available for the most vulnerable young people in our communities.

We started the summer period with some celebrations. We were delighted to welcome Floyd Steadman to celebrate with the Boxwise participants; sharing his story and inspiring young people about how to overcome challenges and adversity they may face.

We kicked off the summer season with our music night at Waterside Centre, in partnership with Berkshire Maestros. We are delighted to be Berkshire Maestros’ partner for their charity single which has been written, performed and produced with young people. You can listen download or stream it here.

We welcome to our team two new members of staff: Karen, who is taking on our training and volunteer development, and Lorraine who is supporting the Waterside Centre administration team. We also welcome back Paige from maternity leave, who is already planning for new programmes in Bracknell from September. Berkshire Youth is delighted that our projects and programmes are continuing to grow. As such we have vacancies to join the team in a variety of roles. Please take a look and chat with us about how you can pay a part in supporting empowering and inspiring young people in Berkshire.

We must also take a moment to reflect and thank the volunteers who give so much time across the year, and this summer will be no different. We also must pass on our thanks to Pangbourne Youth FC for raising over £1,400 for us this season. We’re delighted that Tom Holmes, our Charity Ambassador, is staying with Reading FC for a further three years as Vice Captain. We thank him for his support and we are excited for the new opportunities we can develop together over the coming three years.

While over the summer many young people will be enjoying the activities, the team here at Berkshire Youth will be continuing to work with partners and funders to explore new opportunities and ways of working collaboratively to ensure better outcomes for young people. In a time of financial difficulty and political uncertainty, it is essential now more than ever that young people are surrounded by positive role models, trusted adults and a space where they feel they can belong. Berkshire Youth is committed to ensuring this opportunity for young people across the Royal County.

We hope you manage to enjoy the summer holidays and find some time for some rest and relaxation. We look forward to updating you on new developments as they progress over the summer.



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