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Disrespect NoBody Campaign

 

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The third phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from today, 29 March, to the beginning of May 2018.

The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2018, the focus of the campaign will be consent, sexting and personal boundaries, which are the issues many young people need more education and information on. All campaign advertising including radio, video-on-demand and social media, directs young people to the website http://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can find further information and the details of organisations which can provide help and support.

We have produced a range of partner support materials to help you use the resources with the young people that you work with and promote it within your local area. These include posters, social media assets and materials developed specifically for LGBT young people.

Campaign assets are available to download here on gov.uk and the Home Office has tweeted about the campaign. Please help support the campaign on social media by retweeting our post.

We have also produced a DVD containing the campaign adverts, you can order up to 10 copies of the DVD by emailing VAWGCampaigns@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Thank you for your support.   PLEASE VISIT BELOW FOR MORE INFO

 

https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LEAFLET  ( PDF FILE)

 

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New Changing Rooms – Fairfield Rec

Over the last couple of months Mid Sussex District Council have been changing the changing room facilities on Fairfield Recreational Ground, these can be found next to Fairfield Community Centre (The home of Burgess Hill Youth).

Here are some pictures of the new ones being put into place

 

 

Chicory Tip Fundraiser- Thanks!

The Chicory Tip Fundraising Event was Burgess Hill Youth’s biggest fundraising event of the year and took place on Saturday 3 February at Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill.  The event was supported by Burgess Hill District Lions Club and sponsored by Steve Willis Training

Burgess Hill Youth raised the following:

·         £325 in the raffle

·         £175 on the auction of the Porsche car for the day

·         plus £1040 entrance fees.

This amounts to an amazing total of £1540.  All contributions made will positively impact our fund raising efforts and help to provide additional income for the up keep of our community facility and support the youth work we deliver throughout the year.  In the past these funds have been used to replace computer equipment, provide play equipment, a contribution to activities programmes for members of the club and many other projects.

A big THANK YOU! to Burgess Hill District Lions, particularly Tony Parris, for organising this event and to our patron Steve Willis for his ongoing support of the club.

Porsche auction boosts club funds

Members of Burgess Hill Youth staff team were warmly welcomed by Tiffany Wade at the Porsche Centre, the visit enabled them to personally express sincere thanks to the team there, for the generous gift they provided for the auction conducted by Steve Willis Training team on behalf of the club at their apprentice graduation evening.

Whilst there the opportunity was taken by the Burgess Hill Youth volunteers to pose and have their picture taken with a rather expensive Porsche 918 Spyder.

Tiffany Wade, Marketing Manager at Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex commented: “On 27th November we were delighted to support engineer training facility, Steve Willis Training Centres Limited, by supplying a Porsche for the Weekend in their charity fundraiser at the centres annual graduation ceremony. The money raised will go to the local Burgess Hill Youth group, which provides a range of activities for the town’s children. This is an incredibly important resource and we feel strongly about supporting our local community projects”.

Paul Myles club secretary commented that without the continued support of local companies, Steve Willis Training and the Porsche Centre Mid Sussex and also local Charitable organisations such as the Burgess Hill District Lions Club we could not continue to provide recreational opportunities for young people in our community.

COMPASS CARD West Sussex

The free leisure discount card for 0-25s with special educational needs and disabilities.

West Sussex CC have teamed up with local charity Amaze to deliver the ‘Compass Card West Sussex’, it launched on 8th April.

The card gives young people with special educational needs and disabilities (aged 0-25) unique offers at dozens of venues in the local area.

Find out more here:  WSCC Campaign page

There is a list of all the offers available here:   AMAZE

You can even download a useful app to your smartphone ( Google play or Apple app store).

 

 

Party In The Park: funds raised for Young Carers

From Jennifer O'Grady, Projects and Administrative Co-ordinator, Burgess Hill Town Council.

I have just counted the funds raised at the Party In The Park event for the Young Carers and pleased to report that the sum of £304.91 was collected.

This is a fantastic amount and will ensure a fun activity for the Young Carers for which we are very grateful.

Thanks all!

Jen.

Waitrose Local Community Support

Burgess Hill Youth recently received a donation from Waitrose, as part of their monthly Community Matters “green chips” scheme.

Club Chairman, Tony Parris said, “Thank you so much to Waitrose and to the local community for supporting the scheme. As this was our first time of being chosen we did not know what to expect so it was a nice surprise to receive a cheque for £439 and this money will be used to present events during the school holidays for local children.”

Pictured are Waitrose’s Gillian Richardson, Personnel Manager, and Christine Howell, co-ordinator of the scheme, together with Tony Parris and Paul Myles, Club Chairman and Secretary.