Youth Work now online

Digital Youth Club Zoom session

Tom has been updating Facebook with how this vital service was able to continue during lock down by setting up an online youth club.

“Working from home during lock down brought up a lot of challenges for myself, Jan, Nic and our Young Leader Sophia but we persevered and set up our very own Digital Youth Club using Zoom (which I think everyone is familier with by now!) Youth work is an essential service for many young people and we felt the need to carefully balance the needs of the public health crisis against the need to provide essential
support to young people at a time of heightened challenge.

Being back in the Centre has made me reflect on everything the Beechtree Youth Club has achieved in this time. Since the first week of lockdown we have been delivering 4 to 5 Digital Youth Club sessions a week. That’s around 20 sessions a month and to date 107 Youth Club Sessions in total during the pandemic.

The young people have enjoyed Q and A sessions, guided learning sessions with origami, experiments making slime (led by the young people) live tours of where members are, a Netflix Party, contests, quizzes and much much more!”

Tom is planning to start some small group activities soon using our community garden and following social distancing guidelines. There is plenty to be done in the garden and it is a safe place to meet and have fun together.

Christmas Shopping Online

Would you like to do all your shopping online this year? Well you can, with the help and support from us, we can help you browse for your purchases and order your items. Either choose to come to Drop In sessions on Wednesdays 1.00pm – 3.00pm or One to One at the Beechtree it’s up to you. Your own device is welcome just don’t forget to bring any existing usernames and passwords with you!(Especially email) For more information: call us on 01948 258220 or email gilda@btcc.org.uk

The Giving Machine – help support the Beechtree

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We have exciting fundraising news.

You can now help raise donations for Beechtree Community Centre without you even leaving your sofa. And it doesn’t cost you a penny!

TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Thomas Cook, Sainsbury, John Lewis and Waitrose, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.

In order to start raising free donations please go to
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/beechtree-community-centre
and JOIN – it’s that easy.

Make sure you never miss a donation and download the Shop&Give application.
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

It takes just a few minutes to install on your web browser and means that every time you click onto a retailer that supports this scheme you will get a prompt asking you to donate.

Thanks a million.