This summer we have been running free skate sessions on Friday afternoons for the young people. These have been hugely popular and formed a brand new bunch of young skaters keen for a skate park in Linlithgow.
Since April 2016 we have been running ‘Foody Fridays’, a very informal cooking project encouraging the young people to find the confidence to cook and create tasty and healthy soups alongside satisfying tray bakes. Not only has this project received external funding we are also partnering with ‘FareShare’ a food waste minimisation initiative supported through our local Tescos store.
Each Tuesday night we run a group designed specifically for those in S1 – S6, here in the Lounge youth centre. It runs from 7pm to 9pm and consists of various games, crafts and activities for those attending to get involved in. On top of this we hold discussion evenings on important topics such as friendship, relationships, social media, body image, confidence, team building and healthy eating.
All these events are free and are run in an informal and interactive way.
In 2016 we celebrated 25 years of Bringing Hope to the young people of Linlithgow and its surrounding areas.
To mark this milestone, we held a Gala Dinner at Linlithgow Burgh Halls and raised over £3000 for our work. We want to thank everyone who helped make this such a special night and we look forward to watching our work develop over the next 25 years.
As part of the October holidays we hosted an overnight event in St Johns church in conjunction with St Johns Church and St Michaels churches to raise funds and the young people’s interest and understanding of the plight of refugees.