Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Children in Need event at Jury’s Inn is a great SUCCESS

On Monday 14th November Jury’s Inn hosted the Young People are our Future event to celebrate the wonderful opportunities young people have in Milton Keynes and to raise money for Children in Need.

A packed conference room experienced two hours of high energy fun where young people learnt some valuable life skills to increase the confidence and personal safety.

The event included a singing workshop from local singing coach Jo Tinker who had the whole room belting out a classic from the legendary Michael Jackson.
Rosa and her Zumba team had everyone on their feet dancing and demonstrating that positive body lanuage and confidence can be gained whilst having a great time.

There was a very successful Life Skills for Children workshop, where young people were taught some very important skills to increase their personal safety and reduce the chance of them becoming a victim to bullying. Important as Monday 14th November was the start of National Anti-Bullying Week.

Local groups including MK Lions, the Big Bake, World Vision and Crimestoppers were present as well as the TV cameras who captured every dance move and smile.

The event organisers from Life Skills for Children and Reactiv8 said “The event was a huge success as we clearly demonstrated that young people can learn some important life skills whilst having FUN. It was amazing to see so many adults participate alongside their children as it made the event a great occasion”. 
"The army of volunteers who came from the Home Retail Group, local clubs and organisations demonstrated that with the right support we can make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of local young people"

A fantastic £450 was raised on the night for Children in need from bucket collections and cake sales . This figure will rise on Friday as the same event is being run in Bedford where the FUN starts again.

Friday 18th November - Bedford School - De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford

Pictures from the event can be found at:

A video of the event will be posted on the Life Skills web site shortly

The organisers of the event believe we have the skills and experience locally to make a real difference in the lives of our young people and in Life Skills for Children we have the solution to many of the youth related problems we face in this country. To find out more about Life Skills for Children and Reactiv8, please visit: / 
Gary Payne

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