Dan's Blog

For those of you who don't know me, I am Dan Carter the Head of Youth Activities here at Thatcham Youth and it is my job to ensure our youth delivery is able to run and does so in a safe, fun and inclusive  manner. I have decided to start writing a quarterly blog to keep you all up to date and informed about what Thatcham Youth have been up to! So this one is a little late as I'll be looking back at July, August & September! 

It's been a great few months for us at Thatcham Youth, I myself was privileged enough to be nominated for Inspirational Club Leader of the Year award at Berkshire Youths awards evening in July and won the award on the night. It is something I will always be proud of and must thank you fabulous team for all their continued support. 

The summer holiday saw us running our very first Summer Family Fun Day at Moorside Community Centre. The day was a fantastic chance for us to invite young people and families along to take part in a range of sports, arts & crafts and have fun on the bouncy castles and face painting! We were really lucky with the weather and saw a great turn out with over 300 of you coming along to the day. 

And of course of Vision & G-STAX Youth club continued over the summer and we were glad to see so many of you there with some really exciting activities going on at both of our clubs. 

Now we are quickly approaching the end of the year, my mind turns towards fundraising and grant application writing for our activities, whilst this is a huge task it really is worthwhile to be able to provide all of the youth provision we do. All of our projects are listed on The Good Exchange website and all donations are doubled so if you can donate anything, please head over there. Also, we are currently arranging to attend a fundraising activity which involves a few of us running round dressed up as Santa! Keep an eye out on the Facebook page and website for more information there. 

I am, as ever, really excited for what we have on offer over the next few months, we have our Roller Disco back after the summer break and that will be great fun, along with our Free Movie Evenings at Moorside and the continued running of Vision & G-STAX Youth Club all the way through to the end of the year before a short Christmas Break, so whatever you come along to, we really look forward to seeing you all there!