Friends of Portishead Youth Centre
Following the successful celebrations of our 50 year anniversary, the Friends of Portishead Youth Centre scheme was set up to allow individuals the opportunity to make a personal donation to the work we do, on a regular monthly basis. ‘Friends’ receive a free tea or coffee every month, are emailed our monthly newsletter and are kept up to date on special offers and events.
To become a ‘Friend’ please contact the Office on 01275 842461
Lions Club thank young people for fundraising efforts
Our young people braved the cold and helped the Lions Club with the most successful Christmas Collections ever achieved in Portishead. During one week in December, our team of young people helped raise money for local causes over four nights of collecting.
The Lions Club presented us with a cheque for £200 to support our youth work and to say thank you for our help.
Sky Dive fundraiser!
‘On 18th March I will take part in a tandem parachute jump from 10,000ft and I am hoping that with your help I will be able to raise at least £500 for Portishead Youth Centre.
Portishead Youth Centre is so much more than a youth club; it provides many activities for the whole community from babies and pre-school children to senior citizens, with activities that include music, sport, fitness and the arts, as well as being host to a number of support groups from young carers to vulnerable young people.
Portishead has one of the best youth centres in the country and when I discovered they run at a small loss I decided to do what I can to help.’
Bag packing at Waitrose, Portishead
Indoor table tennis donation
Rotary Club of Portishead Swimathon donation
Bag packing at Asda, Cribbs Causeway
Paint Pot redecorates Portishead Youth Centre
P'Head charity gig raises £806
On Saturday 28th October, newly formed local band took to the stage and put on a rocking gig at Clarence House in Portishead. The ‘one night only’ gig was the brainchild of music loving Portishead resident, Tim Howes as a way to celebrate his 50th birthday with his friends. 180 people joined in with the celebrations and proceeds from the night were donated jointly to Portishead Youth Centre and the West of England MS Therapy Centre, with over £1600 being shared between the two worthy causes. The band, named P’Head is made up of band members Tim Howes, Chris Wade, Paul Weston, Marcus Stratton, Louisa Merriam and Tristan Merriam and their numbers include covers of 1960s classics.
The donation of £806 to Portishead Youth Centre is to be used to support the delivery of music workshops and activities in the Centre’s Recording Studio, which was used by P’Head for their rehearsals in the lead up to the gig.
Lions Club Chocolate Santa raffle
Members of Portishead Lions Club have called in to Portishead Youth Centre to say thank for taking part in the Club’s annual Chocolate Santa Raffle.
Kim Jones, the Assistant Centre Manager said that they were always pleased to support the Lions as there had always been a close partnership with them. They were grateful for the Lions’ support with the Young Leaders in Service scheme, the Life Skills project and recently with help in redecorating the Centre.
Roy Shaw, of Portishead Lions who organises the raffle said they were equally pleased to be working with Youth Centre as they recognised the important part the Centre played in the life of the town. As well as serving nearly 400 young people per week they offer a range of services to many other people in the community.
This year the money raised by the raffle will be split between Diabetes UK, Portishead Diabetes Support Group and the Portishead Lions’ general charity funds which are used to support local needs. Roy wishes to thank all the outlets taking part for their support.