As part of a partnership between the Crew Club and the Youth Service young people in Whitehawk have been participating in a project about alcohol and its affects. They have been engaging in activities and researching alcohol related affects to equip them with the knowledge they need to know the negative impacts that alcohol can have on people. To help track their progression the young people have also made a short film. The film is planned to be posted out on a social networking site for their peers and community to view. This will attempt to make people aware of how alcohol can negatively impact on you so that people will think before they drink! The film is about a young person drinking to much alcohol at a house party and then causing a fight on the way home due to being out of control. The young person is then arrested by the police which resulted in them being charged with GBH (grievous body harm) and was sentenced to 3 years in prison by the courts. The young people gained a Brighton and Hove youth award for their commitment to the project with one winning a citywide booze quiz in which he recived £30 worth of vouchers!
If all goes well with the editing the video should be available to view in the near future.
Over the festive period, the Crew Club is taking part in events and fundraising to support local groups and give something back to the community.
Last week, children from the club’s 7-11 group, sang Christmas carols to shoppers at the Holmbush Centre, Shoreham to raise money for the Edward Starr Trust. Along with other performers, the event raised over £300 for the charity. The young people sang a many songs, from the traditional “We wish you a Merry Christmas” to the modern “Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade. An organiser of the event tweeted: “A massive thanks for supporting us and we hope you had lots of fun.” The Edward Starr Trust recently supported the Crew Club with a donation to fund some of the youth provision in the evenings.
In the same week, the Crew Club presented the Hawks Community Cafe at the Whitehawk Library Hub, with a digital mural canvas to hang on the wall of the cafe to promote community cohesion and harmony. The digital mural was designed with young people at the Crew Club and includes a QR tag for those with smartphones! The canvas was printed using money that was raised on Twitter during the summer riots, after a trip to London had to be cancelled. The Crew Club currently runs the eet! project at the Hawks Community Cafe to provide work placements and food enterprise training to young people.
And to top it, the Crew Club will be hosting two Christmas parties this week - the 7-11 & Parents Party on Thursday and the annual Seniors Christmas Party on Saturday. Both will include festive food, music and gifts. This year, the Seniors Christmas Party will also feature live performances from young people on the Brighton Music Hub project and a Christmas-themed bingo and quiz! Look out for the photos to follow…
Remember when TV choirmaster Gareth Malone came to the Crew Club in 2010? Well now, a new community choir is being set up in East Brighton - with a session at the Hawks Community Cafe!
Come and enjoy a Christmas carol sing-along with the ‘Vocality’ singing group at the Hawks Community Cafe, which is run in partnership with the Crew Club.
The singing will be directed by community singer Philip Milburn. Carols begin at 3.15pm - 3.45pm on 15th December and all are welcome. A complimentary hot drink and mince pie will be available!
Handmade Christmas cards and table decorations also on sale produced by local crafters.
Hawks Community Cafe* is situated inside the entrance of the Whitehawk Community Hub (in between the Whitehawk Primary School and Whitehawk Library).
*The Hawks Community Cafe is a social enterprise between the Crew Club, Varndean College, Serendipity Solutions and Tuesday Lunch Club. The cafe sells locally sourced or Fairtrade fresh coffee, sandwiches, hot food and snacks and is run by local volunteers and co-ordinated by Crew Club food tutor Janet Moore.
The Crew Club’s eet! project will be delivered at the cafe from January, providing young people on Foundation Learning programmes with on-the-job work experience and qualifications around customer service, business and food safety. Profits from food and drink sales benefit the local community.
Please contact Janet Moore for more information - email@example.com or 01273 608607.
Barclays press release on the amazing sports funding to support The Crew Club!
The Edward Starr Trust presented the Crew Club with a donation of just under £4k last week to support youth activities.
Founders, Darren Snow MBE and Lorraine Snow MBE attended a presentation event last week at Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove, to receive the funds, which were raised from the trusts’ Swim 4 Smiles campaign.
Darren Snow said: “The club is delighted to have received support for our youth sessions from Edward Starr Trust. This will ensure that we continue to provide a fun and diversionary activities for young people.”
The club presented the Edward Starr Trust with a personalised poster to say thank you.
If you would like to support the Edward Starr Trust, visit their website.
Crew Club Halloween Party for young people aged 7-11!