This December will see the first Pride of Redditch awards launched by Councillor Rebecca Blake, shining light on people who are helping to make positive differences in Redditch for the town and its residents.
For those who haven’t already heard, we officially opened our doors on Friday 11th October for anyone and everyone to come and see what we do and check out our new home. We hope some of you managed to come down and see for yourselves. The turn out was incredible and around 150 people attended.
We recently held our own in-house video camera training to teach our Spectrum members how to use the new fancy camera that was generously donated by Phil Haslam.
One of our members David B bravely delivered the training to a small group of his peers with the support of staff member Jordan Cooke.
We were recently visited by Dr Simon Murphy who is a candidate for the new Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands and Local Labour Councillor John Fisher.
They found out about our lovely little project and how offering positive activities to youngsters in a setting like ours can help reduce the chances of becoming disengaged and at risk of offending, which can be a cheaper and more effective solution in the long run.
To read the full article and laugh at the cheesy photo check out the link below…
3 of our brilliant youngsters attended the Worcestershire Young Advisor Training Day on the 20th May at Upton Warren, this meant an early morning wake up call of 9.30am on a Sunday morning, ouch!
The morning involved learning about the commissioning of positive activities money in Redditch for young people. One of the activities was to list all the problems in their local areas…
They then had to look at how to solve these problems with the commissioning money available. We were so proud of our youngsters as they thought of very valid problems and some excellent solutions, not bad for a sunday 😉
Our Fire Fit Health Challenge on March 9th was a raging success as you will know if you have been following our blog (see links below).
As you may know we received generous donations from local shops, residents and well wishers on the day of which every penny is to be used at Your Ideas to fund our work with the local community.
What an Eggceptional Community Eggstravaganza.
Hereford and Worcester fire-fighters brought their firefit challenge to Your Ideas on Friday.
I’m always pleased when we do work in our local community but today I learnt an important lesson.
It’s the simple things that let people participate in support of their community that really matter. Continue reading
I never really understood what mayors did.
That was until I saw Anita Clayton in action at our Fire Fit challenge (a 2.5 hour egg and spoon fundraising egg-stravaganza see the next post) .
She opened the event up, took part, cheered participants on for over two and a half hours and then gave out certificates. With her support 37 people and and one dog took part. They covered over 45 miles and raised over £200 with another £200 pledged. All of the money will go towards our With It Group (our over 50’s group). Continue reading