Willingham Youth Zone to re-open – Wednesday 18 April

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Willingham Youth Club, known now as the Willingham Youth Zone. It will start again on Wednesday 18th April from 7pm to 8.30pm and will be open to years 7, 8 and 9 during term time only at Willingham Youth Centre, Ploughman Hall.

There will be a great programme of scheduled activities including Sports, Food, Art, Volunteering, Willingham Youth Zone Willingham Youth TrustInformation, Advice and of course plenty of fun. We will be supported by Connections Youth Bus Youth Workers and Volunteers from the Willingham Youth Trust. For more information please contact enquiries@willinghamyouthtrust.org or visit www.willinghamyouthcentre.com

Willingham Youth Trust says thank-you to the Co-op

The Willingham Youth Trust and Committee would like to say a big thank-you to local Co-Op members, staff and management for their incredible support in helping to raise £2,700 in funds. This will enable the
Youth Centre to work towards its goal of having paid staff to support and develop its facilities for the residents of Willingham and the surrounding area.

The funds raised will enable us to employ a new Lead Youth Worker, which will mean that our local kids will be able to attend our Youth Centre on a more regular basis. Children will benefit by having access to exciting workshops and creative, fun activities.

Willingham Youth Club and the Co-op

 

It WAS a Knockout!

What a wonderful, sunny day for the Willingham Family Fun Day – It’s A Knockout – on Sunday 17th July. The Fen Edge Community Association was pleased to be able to sponsor two teams: Waterbeach and Landbeach Action for Youth (WAY) and the Cottenham Village College Duke of Edinburgh Award Team (Flip Flops). Continue reading

It’s A Knockout – Willingham Family Fun Day Sunday 17th July

Two years have gone by since the last It’s A Knockout, so you will yet again have the chance to don Teletubby costumes, waddle like a penguin, wade through foam pits, clamber over obstacles and generally have a lot of fun raising money for our wonderful village of Willingham.

In 2014 It’s A Knockout raised vital funds for the refurbishment of the playground in Willingham and since then record numbers of people of all ages have been flocking to the QEII playing field.

This time around, the money raised will be split between the completion of the playground refurbishment (for the teen area) and the Willingham Youth Centre to provide ongoing activities for the young people of the village.

We need your input to make it a success so please do start thinking whether your group of friends, colleagues, family, employees or social club would like to enter a team for this fantastic day. Teams should consist of 8 – 10 people. If you would prefer to sponsor a community group team (e.g. Scouts, Guides etc.) we would also love to hear from you.

For more information email enquiries@willinghamyouthtrust.org

It's A Knockout! Willingham

 

Willingham Youth Centre now open

Councillor Baird, Chairman SCDC, accompanied by WPC Chairman Councillor Andrew Cook and District Councillor Ray Manning officially opened the new Youth Centre on January 24th, assisted by The Reverend Linda Liversidge and other members of the Willingham Youth Trust (WYT). Tributes were paid to all those who have contributed over the many years of planning and fund raising, especially the Reverend Trevor Rowe, the former Baptist Minister. WYT was formed under his Chairmanship as a development of initiatives taken earlier by the Willingham Action Group. Also to Caroline Hyde who has worked tirelessly in applying for grants and funding with great success.

 The funding for the new building came from 106 development funds held by the Parish Council, SCDC and local donations. Recently the Fen Edge Community Association (FECA) gave a grant towards equipment.

There was an excellent turn out for the event as Willingham celebrated having a Youth Club based in dedicated premises with cakes, hot dogs and popcorn on offer plus refreshments. Youth Club evenings run on Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm and Thursday 6.30-8pm during term times, for ages 11–16, with a varied programme provided by our trained youth workers. New members welcome. Community groups interested in using the new space or putting on an event should contact: Terry Jones 01954 200971; e-mail david.jones147@ntlworld.com