Go Kids Go! winners revealed
PUBLISHED: 17:30 29 July 2013
NINETEEN local youth groups and organisations will this week be handed cash sums to support their work promoting health, wellbeing and physical activity in North Somerset youngsters.
We are have named and awarded the successful bidders for the £10,000 Go Kids Go scheme, which is run in partnership between the Mercury and Weston Lions Club, with support from several prominent business people.
Go Kids Go! is in its second year and for the past seven weeks we have been turning the spotlight on the different projects being run by schools, sports clubs and community groups who all asked for a share of the cash.
The pot of money has reached a total of £10,000 this year and clubs were able to apply for up to £2,000 for their schemes.
We have listed the names of all the winners who were chosen from among a host of impressive applications - all of which will receive a minimum of £200 towards their work.
One of the winners, Kewstoke Community Farm, will use the funds to set up a summer holiday group for 11-17-year-olds.
The group runs within the grounds of the village’s Cygnet Hospital and allows people to grow plants and vegetables and care for animals.
Project manager Jackie Kelleher said this group has become an asset for children and teenagers who may struggle in mainstream school.
She said: “We want to provide an activities group and we need materials to do that. This is something different; it’s not your typical street dance classes.”
And with the success of tennis for the British public, Go Kids Go! has also made Weston Tennis Club one of its winners after it asked for funding for new equipment to kick-start its expansion.
Chairman and treasurer Robert Wilson said: “We are trying to get more children interested in this sport, which is very important in these modern times. We want to get them out into the fresh air.”
The winners took part in a presentation yesterday (Sun) on the Beach Lawns during the Lions’ Real Ale and Cider Festival and family fun weekend.
Pick up a copy of the Mercury on Thursday to see our festival photographs.
Go Kids Go! 2013 winners and their aims:
Weston Tennis Club - new equipment to expand its junior club.
North Somerset Play Forum - upgrading worn-out play kit for
outdoor children’s events.
Age-2-Age - launch new project offering cycling workshops
for disabled children.
Windwhistle Primary School - costumes and accessories
for after-school dance club.
Worlebury St Paul’s Primary School - expand the school’s
woodland/outdoor skills lessons.
XTND - new equipment to establish youth archery club.
Kewstoke Community Farm - social enterprise to help
children struggling in mainstream schools.
1st Locking Scouts - new tents to expand camping provision.
Crossroad Young Carers - respite activity weekends for
Bleadon Youth Club - mobile skate park.
@Worle - range of equipment for new community
Hutton Girls FC - Upgrading changing rooms.
Ashcombe Primary School - New adventure playground.
Uphill Castle Cricket and Football Club - Training equipment.
Weston Cricket Club - Mobile net cage.
Mendip Girls FC - Club promotion and coach training.
Hornets RFC - Training kit and equipment.
Barcode/YMCA - Board games for youth café.
Winscombe Football Club - New footballs, bibs and first aid kits.