We are Ellen, Jaimee, Millie, Cara and Miesha. Having been inspired by a talk that we received from the Alzheimer’s Society, we have decided to do a sponsored walk to help fund their work.
Attending The Generation Game 10-week programme, run by The Connections Bus Project, the girls have been learning new skills and building their confidence in order to become a good visitor to the elderly. As part of the course, young people, aged between 13-19, have received Basic First Aid training and attended a Dementia Friends Information Evening.
On Wednesday 19th December, the girls will be walking from Soham to Newmarket alongside one of The Generation Game Tutors, Krystal Sturman.
The girls said: ‘This is a charity very close to our hearts. We knew that we needed to help in whatever way we can’ – Ellen. ‘We hope to have as big of an impact as we can because this is a wonderful charity to support’ – Jaimee. ‘We want to raise as much as we can for the Alzheimer’s Society, so that they can continue to provide support for everyone who is affected by dementia.’ – Millie.
We are raising money for the Alzheimer’s society. This amazing charity offers support to carers and people directly affected by the disease. We wanted to walk for The Alzheimer’s society because dementia is a disease that hasn’t been cured. It enables people with dementia to get the help they need in order to live better. It doesn’t just affect the person with dementia it affects family and friends in many ways as well. The Alzheimer’s society offers support to everyone affected.
Mr Pearce, Assistant Principal, Soham Village College said: “The school is so proud that these students have organised this walk for such an excellent charity. It is yet another example of how young people from Soham Village College make positive contributions to their local community.”
The Generation Game Course will be running in Ely, Witchford, Chatteris and Histon next term.
Our very successful 10 week course for young people who want to volunteer with older people will be available in Ely, Witchford and Chatteris starting in January. This is a tailor made course to help you gain a basic level of knowledge, understanding and learning to be a safe and caring visitor for older people. As well as offering practical and hands-on experience, you will complete a portfolio of your work and receive a certificate on successful completion of the course, including First Aid.
It is open to young people aged over 13 and costs just £15. Full details and sign up forms can be found for each venue below:
Ely GG 2019 word version
Ely GG 2019 pdf version
Witchford GG 2019 word version
Witchford GG 2019 pdf version
Details of the Chatteris course will appear here once finalised.
Unfortunately we did not get any takers for the 100-mile event and had to turn down the place but we have been offered a place for Prudential RideLondon 46 2019. It is a 46 mile fundraising event on Sunday 4 August 2019 particularly geared to the less experienced rider. If you might be interested in riding for us, please complete the attached form and return it to us by 7 January 2019.
Full details of the event can be found here: We have been offered one place on the Prudential RideLondon46 2019.
PruRideL46 2019 Interest Form (word)
PruRideL46 2019 Interest Form (pdf)
Our very successful 10 week course for young people who want to volunteer with older people will be available in Histon on Tuesday evenings from 15 January. This is a tailor made course to help you gain a basic level of knowledge, understanding and learning to be a safe and caring visitor for older people. As well as offering practical and hands-on experience, you will complete a portfolio of your work and receive a certificate on successful completion of the course, including First Aid.
It is open to those aged 13 and over who live in Histon & Impington and costs just £15.
For full details and sign up form please download one of the following:
GG Histon Jan 2019 WORD
GG Histon Jan 2019 PDF
This course is supported by Histon & Impington Parish Council.
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The follow venues receive weekly term time youth work sessions either on our double-decker buses or building based:
- Histon Junior Youth Zone- Mondays 3:45-5:15pm
- Eversdens Youth Bus – Mondays 4-6pm
- Oakington Youth Bus – Mondays 7-9pm
- Milton Youth Zone – Tuesdays 6:30-8pm
- Sutton Youth Bus – Tuesdays 7-9pm
- Sawtry Youth Zone – Tuesdays 7-8pm: Years 7-9. 8-9pm: Years 10-12
- Haslingfield Youth Bus – Wednesdays 4-6pm
- Willingham Junior Youth Zone – Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
- Caldecote Youth Zone – Wednesdays 7-9pm
- Cottenham Youth Bus – Thursdays 7-9pm
- Warboys Youth Bus – Fridays 7-9pm
We also run 10 week courses on babysitting, youth work and inter-generational work.
Sep-Dec 2018: Generation Game in Bottisham, Burwell and Soham
Jan-Mar 2019: Generation Game in Ely, Witchford and Chatteris
Apr-Jul 2019: Generation Game in March, Wisbech and Whittlesey
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Term Time – the charity runs a regular term time programme of weekly 2 hour sessions in up to 10 villages. These are available to any interested community within Cambridgeshire (although there may be restrictions due to distance and time taken to drive the bus). A subsidised fee is charged which in most cases is paid by the Parish Council.
Summer Holidays – the charity opens up the youth bus for hire for 5 weeks of the summer holidays. The youth work sessions available can be flexible to fit whatever you have in mind including mornings, afternoons and evenings. A subsidised fee is charged.
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