June 2021 – Hate to write this but we are now halfway through the year! Although with the nice warm weather and sunshine we should all be feeling happier and wearing a smile. Perhaps you know someone who isn’t in a good place – why not be someone else’s sunshine, be the reason why someone smiles today.
Training: Over the past few weeks seven of our volunteers have undertaken training in Detached Youth Work via Ange’s connections with the Salvation Army Street Based Youth Work and the Federation of Detached Youth Work. The training took place over three consecutive Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Feedback has been very positive, and Ange has been invited to give an interview with Matt Perkins, Youth Specialist (Development Leader) Youth and Children’s Ministries Unit, Salvation Army, London, on work undertaken by 7Corners.
Detached Youth Work and 7’s: We are now meeting with young people three times a week – Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm at Bailey’s Park Bandstand; Thursdays 4pm – 7pm at 7’s Tent (outside the Centre) and HotSpot, Saturday evenings 6.30pm – 9pm in Bailey’s Park. During week beginning June 7, 2021, over the three sessions that week we received 74 visits, which equated to coming alongside approximately 50 individuals.
We need YOU – please if you could spare some time to help or would like to know more details please contact the 7’s office on 01873 855414.
Fundraising: Don’t forget if you are buying a gift or something for yourself – you can donate to us.
Details and links how you can donate are below:
Don’t forget to use our registered name – The Bridge to Cross Charitable Trust.
COVID-19 update: as the Centre becomes busier we have implemented a Track and Trace system and now have a number of packs of Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) for distribution to staff and volunteers. Statistics state that 1 In 3 people with Covid-19 have no symptoms. Regular testing helps stop the spread. As the saying goes ‘prevention is better than cure’ and we at 7’s are doing our best to keep everyone safe. A big thank you goes to Alun – MCC and David – NHS Wales (119) for all their help in this matter.
Caravan Update: Nothing to report unfortunately.
Centre Maintenance: Quotes have now been submitted for new windows and painting of the Café.
Advance date for your diary: IYE Festival – Saturday 09 July 2022.