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  • New Tilehurst Art Club

    We’re working with Tilehurst Parish Council to launch the new Tilehurst Art Club for local young people in school years 7 – 9.

    9 May 2022

  • Mental Health Award Winners!

    We are thrilled to have been named ‘Youth Mental Health Champions of the Year 2022 – Berkshire’ by Global Health & Pharma. 

    5 May 2022

  • Free Multi-Sport Sessions for Tilehurst Young People

    We’re delighted to be working with  Tilehurst Parish Council to offer FREE multi-sport sessions for local young people in school years 7 – 9.

    4 May 2022

  • Join Berkshire Youth’s DofE Group!

    Berkshire Youth is an open DofE provider, offering access to DofE programmes.

    28 April 2022

  • Winnersh Youth Hub

    Our mobile bus will be visiting locations across Winnersh over the coming weeks

    28 April 2022

  • Waterside Update

    Waterside Centre continues to be a hive of activity!

    28 April 2022

  • Jasmine’s Fundraiser

    We are so grateful to Jasmine Barrett and her friends who are fundraising for Berkshire Youth by taking on the Llaberis Path in Snowdonia next month.

    28 April 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    We are delighted to announce that The Jubilee Annexe is now open!

    28 April 2022

  • Bracknell Youth Worker Vacancy

    We’re looking for an amazing youth worker to join our team.

    28 April 2022

  • Supporter Focus – Chieveley Fete

    We are over the moon that the Chieveley Fete committee have chosen Berkshire Youth as one of the charities they will support at this year’s fete.

    28 April 2022

Tom’s First Year as Charity Ambassador

12 May 2022

It’s a year since Tom Holmes, popular 22-year-old Reading FC first team player, became Berkshire Youth’s Charity Ambassador.

Everyone at Berkshire Youth was very excited when Tom came on board, and what a fantastic year it’s been! Tom has been a great champion for our charity, helping to raise awareness of our important work supporting, empowering and inspiring Berkshire’s young people.

Aware of the benefits of bringing quality activities and experiences to young people, Tom arranged for a group of young people to take part in the half time penalty shoot-out at Reading FC’s 150th anniversary match in February, and they absolutely loved it! He has also delighted young fans by popping along to some events, including a couple of football training sessions at a local club, where he took part in mini matches and presented awards to those who had raised the most money for Berkshire Youth this season.

Tom has reflected on his year with Berkshire Youth: “When Berkshire Youth first got in touch with Reading and Reading came to me about the idea of becoming Berkshire Youth ambassador it was a bit of a no brainer for me really. Growing up in Reading and coming through at RFC, such an important part of the community, I have always felt it is my responsibility to give back and appreciate the community and area that has done so much for me and many others whilst growing up. Becoming part of the team at Berkshire Youth was the perfect way in which I could do that.

“I have really enjoyed working alongside the brilliant staff and it is clear to see what such a fantastic job they are doing with Berkshire’s ‘next generation’. I hope that this year is the first of many for the relationship between Reading FC and Berkshire Youth and it has been an honour to be the first ever Charity Ambassador to come from RFC to help bridge that gap between two such important cornerstones in the Berkshire area.”

Julie MacLean, Marketing Manager, added: “We are thrilled to work with Tom. He’s a local lad and really genuine guy who the young people we work with respond really well to. Tom has shown huge enthusiasm for our work, is a great role model, and has been brilliant at amplifying our key messages about the importance of investing in our young people. We couldn’t ask for a better Charity Ambassador!”

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