60 Years of Burgess Hill Youth!

Burgess Hill Youth formally Burgess Hill Boys Club celebrated it’s 60th Anniversary with a cake cut by Tony Parris representing Burgess Hill District Lions who have supported the Club form it’s beginning and the current Chairman, Jackie Cooper.

The Club is open on Monday 7 – 8.30 pm for those in secondary school and on Wednesday 6.30 -8 pm for children aged 8 to the end of school year 6.



Young Leaders Success

Charlotte Curran and Libby Thomas were presented with Lions Young Leader in Service certificates for completing between 50-100 volunteer hours during the year at Burgess Hill Youth. Both girls volunteer at the Junior Youth Club organising and running activities for young members.DSC_0119.JPG

From Left to Right – Steve Willis Burgess Hill Youth Patron, Charlotte Curran, Libby Thomas, Tony Parris Burgess Hill District Lions Club

Under 12’s Summer Football Tournament

On Tuesday 30th July, our Under 12’s played in an Albion in the Community football tournament in Brighton. They didn’t have a lot of success. They won their first five matches and lost the second five but their behaviour and attitude was first class throughout the day. Although they were a little disappointed with their result they got to meet Martin Montoya who at one time played for Barcelona with Messi.

Young Carers – Bushcraft Activities

Young Carers enjoyed a day at Bedelands Nature Reserve for a Bushcraft activity led by Mark Hedgecock. The event was led by Jackie Cooper with the support of Burgess Hill Youth volunteers and Lions Young Leader in Service volunteers.
The group enjoyed a variety of activities all without the use of technology! These included learning how to light a fire without matches and testing how different materials burn, printing using leaves, flowers, stones and cotton fabric, jewellery making, games using the natural environment, toasting marshmallows for s’mores and very competitive den building.

Young Carers – Circus themed event!

Young Carers enjoyed a Circus themed event at Westall House, Abbeyfield Care Home. The group met at Burgess Hill Youth and were transported by a volunteer driver from Burgess Hill Girls School driving the bus to the Care Home in Horsted Keynes. The ethos of the care home is to build inter-generational activities, and this was the fifth event that we were invited to.
On arrival the young carers were escorted to the dining room where the residents were already gathering, for a circus workshop where the young carers attempted to learn 9 circus skills including juggling, stilt walking and plate spinning. They then had the opportunity to ‘showcase’ their new skills to the residents who were present for the entire afternoon. After tea the children and residents were entertained by ‘Jimmy the Juggling Jester’. This was a lovely afternoon with lots of interaction between the children and residents.


Young Carers Easter Outings

Burgess Hill Youth Young Carers, with the support of the Town Council,  have enjoyed two activities this week.  On Monday, 11 visited Fishers Farm for a full day to include fun rides, visit around the farm and the infamous Big Drop.  On Tuesday 26 visited the Clip and Climb activity at the Triangle to reach new heights of fun!  Pictures are below.

Easter Eggs were generously provided by Radmalls Funeral Services.  Thanks also to Woodlands Meeds College for the use of the minibus.

For details on future young carer activities please contact Jennifer at the Town Council on 01444 238207 (9-3 daily).

Tribute to Paul Myles

The Management Committee of Burgess Hill Youth are pleased to be able to share this tribute to Paul Myles which appears on the Middy website.


Paul spent thirty years volunteering at Burgess Hill Youth formally Burgess Hill Boys Club and will be greatly missed by many people both old and young and he leaves a huge gap in the community and our hearts.



Young Carers Update

Burgess Hill Youth held its Young Carers Summer Holidays Activity programme over the last week.  This included a trip to Chessington World of Adventures on 25 July, Go Karting on 27 July, Horse riding on 30 July and Abbey Field Care Home for a seaside event on 31 July.  All events were very successful and were attended by a total of 53 young carers aged 6-16 years.

Burgess Hill Youth are very grateful to the volunteer drivers from Burgess Hill Girls School that drove us to the 3 of the events and for the loan of the bus for Chessington World of Adventures.

For details on future young carers events please contact Jennifer at the Town Council by email to jeenifer@burgesshill.gov.uk