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
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.
From THE CHAMPION:
FOLLOWING the success of their application for funding from police commissioner Clive Grunshaw's proceeds of crime initiative, Skelmersdale Action For Youth had more good news to celebrate in the shape of a grant from the Shepherd Street Trust, a Preston-based charity which supports the needs and aspirations of young people. This will pay for 10 waterproof jackets for young people who are doing their bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh awards and help youngsters take part in SAY's crazy carts, turfboarding and canoeing sessions. It will also assist SAY staff member, Phil Newby, in completing his two-year university course in photography. SAY leader, Alan Lewis, said: “This funding is good news for SAY and for young people from Skelmersdale and across West Lancashire. “We would like to say a thank-you to the Shepherd Street Trust for supporting the upcoming activities.” SAY runs activities with multi agencies like Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Lancashire Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue. SAY also works closely with Lancashire voluntary police cadets. Phil Newby will be taking photos at SAY activities throughout the year.
Phil Newby and Alan Lewis with the cheque and letter from the Shepherd Street Trust
Shepherd Street Trust helped pay for natural play equipment for the Levensgarth Park Project of the Sharoe Green and Sherwood Community Association.
Shepherd Street Trust supported a young person to participate in a netball team camp in the US.
Maria Regina Angelorum college sent several students on a French work experience trip.
"I want to give you a big thank you for the money that you gave me. You made my trip possible and I will forever be grateful to you. It was an amazing experience and I have a great time."
"I'd like to thank you so much for allowing me to have gone on my work experience in Lille, France, due to the generous bursary I recieved from the Trust.