Our longest running Partnership, offers a weekly Youth Club for the young people in Alderholt and surrounding areas. It is popular with secondary school pupils, attracting 15-20 young people every week. This is led by Lewis Pearson who is the Parish Community Worker. If you would like to attend then it runs every Thursday 7:30pm-9pm at the Recreation Ground in Alderholt.
Friday Night Mission Bus
Holtwood run a Late Night outreach project in Wimborne town centre every Friday night. They offer ‘tea and toast’ to late night revellers between 10:30pm and 01:30am weekly. This is led by the Holtwood Methodist Church.
This group offers a weekly Youth Club to young people in school years 5-8 and the Coach is used as the base for this fortnightly in term time. It meets alternate Wednesdays at the Cranborne Recreation next to the Social Club, between 7pm and 8pm. This group has been popular for many years, and attracts 15-20 regulars on a weekly basis. Lasers is led by Giles Vigar.
Potterne Skatepark Project
This project was launched in November 2015 by a group of volunteers keen to reach out to those accessing the skatepark in Verwood. They take the bus and base themselves next to the park, offering out toasties, hot drinks, and alongside all the activities the bus offers, a listening ear where needed. The project is proving a great success as more young people seem drawn to the bus regardless of the weather. The age of those accessing the project ranges from 14 – 19 and the bus parks up every Friday night between 7:30pm and 9pm. The project is led by Mikala James.
‘Make Lunch’ Project
The ‘Make Lunch’ Project provides nutritious lunches for families during the Easter and summer holidays, and the bus is used as a part of this project. Based in Ferndown, this project is run by the Turbary Resource Centre and led by Susan Sutherland.
A 2 day summer club for young people in the Chalke Valley. Run on July 28th – 29th 2015, located at Broadchalke school. This is run by Christopher Panes.
ReCreate Arts Festival
This is a 5 day Arts festival held in Alderholt every Easter for the past 4 years. The festival features a variety of activities and opportunities for all ages. The bus is used for older Youth Work provision in the mornings, and then as a ‘Blue Room’ for artists and performers in the evening. Organiser for the event is Lewis Pearson.
Coping with Chaos
A new partnership to us, but a long running charity supporting young people with a disability or special educational need from the ages of 13 and 19 years old. They have a Youth Club on a Wednesday night based in West Moors, but activities take the young people all over the place. The charity is overseen by Diverse Abilities.