Partnership Advisory group meeting
Our Seventh Partnership Advisory Group meeting was held on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at Kidderminster Youth House.
We welcomed the Big Lottery to the meeting who are keen to hear from our partners.
The meeting was well attended again and we are looking forward to continuing the fantastic partnership working that happens here.
Over 25 agencies were represented and everyone was really positive about working together and the potential of this fantastic project.
Christmas Tea Party
On Friday 15th December Axis Youth Hub joined it's core partners, Wyre Forest Nightstop and KDYT to put on a Christmas Tea Party. Many thanks to everyone for donating cakes and for the young people who donated their time. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope everyone who attended did as well.
Axis Youth Hub took part in Sheepfest 2017, an event organised by the Mayor of Kidderminster as part of Kidderminster Arts Festival. Charities and organisations purchase a wooden sheep, (or Lamb) and decorate it. They were then displayed around Kidderminster Town. A map was drawn up, and children were able to follow the map around the town, and vote for their favorite sheep, and lamb.
The winners were announced at the Community Picnic which was held outside Kidderminster Town Hall on Sunday 20th August 2017.
One of Axis Youth Hubs Core partners came 1st in the, 'Best decorated Sheep' catorgary and Axis Youth Hubs Lamb came 1st in the, ' Best Decorated Lamb' catorgary.
Out & About
Axis Youth Hub joined two of its Core Partners at Borrington and Brintons Bashs over the summer of 2017.
This was a fantastic opportunity to get out and about to promote Axis Youth Hub.
Some of our Young people took it in turns to volunteer their time manning the car park and supporting people where needed.
The event organizer of Brintons Bash, (Quads n Castles) very kindly donated their profits from the event to Wyre Forest Nighstop, KDTY and Axis Youth Hub.
Our Local MP Mark Garnier visited Axis Youth Hub on Friday 7th July 2017. It is the first opportunity Mark has had to come and visit us and discuss the work we do here.
Mark was very supportive, and we look forward to the future.
Celebrate Communities Event
On Saturday 23rd September we supported communities and organisations at the 'Celebrate Communities Wyred Together' event. Funded by the Big Lottery it was another fantastic event. The atmosphere was so relaxed and happy, with an amazing array of food from around the world.
The day was another fine example of the fantastic partnership working that happens here at Kidderminster Youth House.
Axis Partnership Advisory
Our first meeting was held at Kidderminster Youth House on
Wednesday 14th December 2016
Axis Official Launch
Part of the Big Lottery Funded
'Communities Wyred together' Celebrate event, held at Kidderminster Youth House on
Saturday 28th January 2017.
Some additional funds from the Big Lottery ‘Celebrate!’ fund meant we could combine the launch with a community celebration on a huge scale. The result was a really fantastic day, attended by over 300 people from all communities in the Wyre Forest, including the 4 Syrian refugee families who have just been housed in the District. Claire Cashmore, MBE, cut the Axis Hub ribbon and spent a couple of hours chatting with all the groups and showing the children (and adults) her Olympic medals
Claire said “it is an absolute honour to be here today to open the Axis Youth Hub. It is fantastic to see the work that has been done to help the young people of the Wyre Forest. We also need to say a big thanks to the Big Lottery Fund who made this possible and the hard work of all the staff concerned. Big thanks Guys!”
The Mayor (this year and last year’s Rose Bishop) were there all day along with a number of Councillors and staff from the District Council and one of our Nightstop donors, Dave Griffin, from Quads and Castles brought a huge bouncy castle and provided first aid cover for the day!
Coop sent staff and all the ingredients for a cream tea, we had Bangladeshi food and henna painting, Polish food and cakes, Filipino specialities, homemade bread and umpteen other goodies. The Bangladeshi ladies painted henna decorations on hands, staff and volunteers made amazing balloon animals, the Soroptomists had a ‘Splat the Rat’ game, volunteers painted faces and made crowns with the children
The day was filmed by Community Broadcast Company. Thanks to the funds from the Big Lottery there was no charge for any of the food, drink and entertainment which meant families could have a fantastic day.
Judith Ford, Nightstop CEO said, “we cannot stress enough just how delighted we were to see so many people enjoying themselves on Saturday. From Claire Cashmore, MBE , Charles Talbot, founder of the Youth House, local Councillors and Big Lottery staff and all our community groups. The atmosphere was one of real celebration and so many people had a chance to share food, experiences and stories from their cultures. It was the perfect way to launch our new Axis Youth Hub which will help any young person from the district who comes to us with a problem. We are very grateful to the Big Lottery who made Axis a reality and allowed us to share the launch is such a special way with our community”