1940 to 2015 ‘75 years of supporting youth work across the Royal County of Berkshire’
In 1940 local philanthropists were concerned about the future of the young people, not just in Reading but across Berkshire. It was in the 1940s that the value of fellowship was truly recognised and the creation of a network of clubs for young people was created which was to embrace all of those in the community. Youth clubs were provided as places for association in which young people could maintain and develop, in the face of a disparate society, their sense of fellowship, mutual respect and tolerance. Such youth clubs were there to help to counteract the increasing educational and professional stratification of society. Those who are intellectually or financially well-endowed have as much as others to gain from the opportunity for mixed fellowship; as much to learn from as to give to others.
It is against a back drop of 75 years of history and support to communities and young people that has allowed Berkshire Youth to stand the test of time. To celebrate our 75 years, Berkshire Youth would love your help. Think of it as joining the fellowship creating a lasting legacy and supporting something great. We are building on the heritage of the movement and would love your help to do something significant and fantastic for the young people across Berkshire.
We have set out a few ideas to celebrate and remember our 75th year in the attached document – from donations between £7.50 and £7.5 million. It would be amazing if individuals, corporate and communities could come together to do something great for the young people of Berkshire.
We would really like you to consider making a donation to Berkshire Youth. If you wish to donate to the work of Berkshire Youth then please click on the ‘Donate’ button on this page. All donations would be acknowledged on our website (subject to your agreement) and will make up our very own fellowship of those who really want to make a difference locally.
Activities & Events
There are loads of new activities and events available to youth clubs and their members this year, see our Activites page for further information. For more information or to get involved with any of the events listed please contact Greg Swann on 07825 699 050.
If you would like to be emailed our 'What's on' newsletter then please contact Sue Tabor.
Berkshire Youth Survey 2014
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