What fun that was!We spent three days at the festival and people of all ages enjoyed the exhibition and made their mark on our gallery walls.
A massive thank you to the volunteers that spend hours looking after the gallery – you know who you are!
This year FYP is teaming up with the Kent & Medway Charity Team to provide three physical challenges that FYP supporters can get involved in. I am going to try to do all three!! Please do join me if you can.
These events are strictly for people with a great sense of humour, fitness level is unimportant. In fact, the less fit we are, the funnier it will be for those watching… our main aim will be to survive. There is a rumour going round of fancy dress for the FYP teams…you have been warned!
ps. If you feel like staying at home and putting your feet up instead please pay me generously to do the events for you. You can start here on my JustGiving page. Thanks… I think.
Details of the challenges :
1 – Abseil in Folkestone. This event is on 15th June 2014. To enter the event go to the KM Charity Team page through the link here. Be sure to select Future Youth Project from their list of charities when you book and book the 12noon slot to descend with me.
2 – Dragon Boat Race, Maidstone. This event is on the 6th July 2014 and is also a free family day out. To join our team contact me : email@example.com
3 – Assault Course, Fowlmead near Deal. This event is on 4th October 2014. To join our team email me : firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday FYP volunteers & members joined people from Porchlight – a charity supporting vulnerable and homeless people in Kent – for a photography walk from Ramsgate to Broadstairs, to take photos for the next FYP Bus Gallery exhibition.
The exhibition On A Day Trip will be shown in the Bus Gallery at the Ramsgate Front Festival on 24th, 25th & 26th May. Come along and take a look!
We just wanted to re-assure you that our work in Ukraine carries on despite the troubles there. In fact the vulnerable people we look after need our help more than ever as their government divert funds to deal with the unrest.
Our teacher carries on with her daily classes at Kalinovka Orphanage making sure the people there continue to receive their first taste of education / interaction. She continues to send back wonderful weekly reports of her progress with quotes such as:
“Vsevolod Karpov loves drawing on the note pad sheets, does not play with toys, is interested in pencils – rolls them in his hands”.
“Artem Karulya responds to the toys now and can play with them before lunch. No need to restrain his arms now”.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of those already signed up for monthly standing orders to FYP and those that signed up at the fundraiser we can now secure Natasha’s wages and the 40 vulnerable people’s education for the near future!