On Tuesday 10th April we were visited in Hadleigh by Toby from the Robin Cancer Trust. The aim of the Robin Cancer Trust is to raise awareness around germ cell cancer (testicular and ovarian cancer) and to teach people how to correctly check for symptoms so that cancer can be found at an earlier stage so the chances of survival are higher.
On Thursday 15th of February we held our fourth Horizons session at Ipswich East Fire Station just off the A14 on Ransomes Euro Park, we took 7 young people in total from both Hadleigh and Cornard.
This has really kicked Horizons 2018 off to a great start. The plan is to run Horizons sessions on the third Thursday of every month and we are in talks with a variety of local businesses and industries. Get in touch with Zach email@example.com if you would like your business to be part of this project.
Today Kayleigh joined our youth work team and we're all looking forward to working with her.
The Porch Project is working with DanceEast on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks.
The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.
Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.
So, The First Horizons session was a hit!
First off, we need to say a huge thank you to Jim and the staff over at Jim Lawrence for the warm welcome and the hugely engaging guided tour it was a really good experience for the young people as well as Zach and Ben, we had a total of ten young people from both Hadleigh and Great Cornard which was a really great turnout.
13 hardy survivors tackled the final challenge of our 6 month survival skills programme. Along with 5 Porch Project staff members these brave young people headed over to Mersea Island on the 24th and 25th of October to use their newly learned survival skills to camp wild for one night under the stars.
On 26th September Ben & Judith went along to the opening of Hadleigh Hall Nursing Home to receive a cheque in support of the Project.
15 year old Charlie Jacklin recently presented the PP with a cheque for £75. Over the last few months Charlie has been busy fundraising by buying and selling clothes on line.
On Friday 8th February The High Sheriff of Suffolk, George Vestey paid a visit to a Hadleigh drop-in.
At last Fridays drop-in at Hadleigh Zach ran a road safety quiz. There were winners but no losers as everyone received a set of bike lights.
Here at the Porch Project we are now able to offer and deliver an INCREDIBLE programme to our young people.