Over recent years, the Shepherd Street Trust is privileged to have supported a wide spectrum of youngsters, many with aspirations of fame and success. Here are some examples
Pendle Paddlers were recently lucky to receive a grant from the Shepherds Street Trust to assist in increasing our fleet of Canoes, to enable us to offer more opportunities for young people and youth groups to experience our great sport.
As part of this we said it was important for our young people to assist in fitting out our new Canoes with buoyancy bags, lacing etc and learning the trade. So in the middle of October we held a workshop fitting out our new Canoes purchased from @GoKayakingNorthWest in Runcorn.
Funding was awarded to support 2 young people towards equipment for table tennis tournaments. The young people achieved great success, winning a first National title, and gold medals in interregional and county tournaments.
The Trust awarded funding for the purchase of boxing equipment to be used by the Parr Sports and Community Centre boxing and fitness club.
The trust made an award to the Boathouse Youth to allow the replacement of a number of their tents. The Boathouse Youth provide youth club sessions and an outdoor education programme including group camps. The tents are being put to good use for the young people to experience and enjoy the outdoor environment.
The Trust awarded some funding towards a student attending the Musique a Flaine summer academy in France. The academy is for young pre-professional musicians to work with great masters and professional musicians. The student was given the opportunity to work with the Professor of Viola which will assist her in progressing onto the next stage of her musical career.
The Friends of Euston Street Park have done a fantastic job developing a play area which the Trust were happy to support.
The Shepherd Street Trust has made donations amounting to £9500 over the last 4 years to the Cash for Kids appeal run by Rock FM.
The Trust makes donations to the Royal Preston and Royal Blackburn Children's Wards. This pictures shows some of the more recent purchases.
Funding was awarded to support a young person to attend a residential course with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. This included performing at Leeds Town Hall, the Barbican in London and a recording on Radio 3.
Funding was awarded to the Blackburn Cathedral Trust towards singing workshops run by the Music Outreach Project involving local primary school children.
The Mill Youth Centre in Stockport was awarded funding to recloth the pool tables.
A community centre in Preston was awarded funding to purchase 'ride on' toys for the children to use when coming to the centre.
The Shaftesbury Youth Club was awarded funding for the purchase of new computers to be used by young people attending the centre to support their education and development.