Bede Youth project presents SummerFun 2018. Now in its 11th year it returns with fun, challenging and positive activities for young people living in Southwark, aged 8-19, to do during the Summer Holidays.
Thorpe Park and Brighton Beach are just two highlights. Please see the poster for details on these and other activities.
Congratulations to Ronnie Palladino, Ellie Wales, Lilly-Mae Weston and Harry McGrath Bede Youth Club members, for each being presented with a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement award during a ceremony held on Monday 9th June.
Established in 1999, the Jack Petchey Foundation makes grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.
The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.
After nearly 17 years of running our Youth club members around, our Blue Ford Minibus says enough is enough and wants to retire from service!
Bought new in 2001, it has done nearly 150,000 miles mainly in Southwark for home pick-ups and drop offs , taking our members aged 8 – 19 on week-long camps to the Brecon Beacons, Forest of Treago and New Forest, as well as Surfing in Newquay and the Isle of Wight plus many more trips.
The minibus is also used by our Learning Disability project for vulnerable adults aged 18 – 65. The bus helps them to travel to Millwall Football sessions and gives them the freedom to travel safety to and from events.
Bede would appreciate it if you can give your support by helping us to raise the money for a replacement bus. You could run an event or do a sponsored activity. The parent of one of our club members, Julie Weston, has kindly set up a JustGiving page, which you can donate to as an alternative to doing an event: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julie-weston8
If you make a donation using Julie’s page, you may be able to Gift Aid it (where Bede claims back from the Government an additional 25p for each £1 donated) or you can hand good old fashioned cash (not too old fashioned though!) into the Bede office at 351 Southwark Park Road.
Please spread the word: tell your friends, tell your work colleagues!
Thank you all very much on behalf of Bede House / Bede Youth Staff Team all Bede Members young and old.
Fokrul Meah, Youth Project Manager
This year Bermondsey Carnival, Southwark Park, Saturday 20 June from 12-8pm, will feature entertainment from two acts associated with Bede’s YouthProject. Appearing on the bandstand is Millie Cook, an ex service user and project volunteer who is now studying music at University. Millie will appear at 12:25pm in the rock & roll band The Dirty Cassettes, who have just released their debut single ‘Little Miss’.
Immediately after, at 1:10pm is our very own Youth Worker, Yusuf Karga alias YazStar, who’ll be delivering his own unique blend of urban music, rapping and rhymes! Yusuf was also a service user, but now apart from working for Bede has also built up a music studio there which has attracted many service users. For more information about the Carnival please visit: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/…/festivals…/bermondsey-carnival
Thank go to the clients, staff and volunteers in our Learning Disabilities project for their help at the recent Summer Fair. Thank you also to everyone who came and made a donation, either in items or money, and for the support of our friends at Lloyds Bank and First Global events agency. £1079.20 was raised for the project in three hours.
The prestigious Choir of Clare College, Cambridge will be making a return to St Mary’s in Rotherhithe later this year for a fundraisering concert for Bede. The Choir performed an Epiphany concert for Bede in the same venue in January 2016. This was well attended and we hope for the same on Tuesday 18th December. Details are being finalised but admission will be £10, with Students and unwaged at £5.
Joe Brady is our latest supporter who has taken up the challenge of raising money for Bede, this time in the London Vitality 10k which takes place on 28th May. Joe writes: ‘I am running the Vitality 10k for Bede House Association. They need money for their Inside Outside project, supporting people with learning disabilities to do weekly household tasks for elderly people living on their own locally Please donate what you can, all will be appreciated by Bede’.
Please support Joe in his bid to raise £300 for this important project by donating via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joseph-brady4