Football tournament  

On Saturday 24th September, Arran Youth Foundations took part in an end of summer football tournament, planned in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council's Community Learning & Development and their group from Beith.

This took place at the Ormidale pavilion astroturf in Brodick. We greatly appreciate the use of the facilities there.  

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Grant competition - help needed! 

Arran Youth Foundations are in with a chance to win a £6,000 grant, but they need the help of the island's people.

The charity, currently fundraising for a purpose-built youth centre in Brodick, have entered an online Royal Bank of Scotland competition where the group in each area with the most votes stand to win the money. As the only project from the island to enter, Youth Work Project Manager Graeme Johnston hopes they have a massive advantage - and he has valuable experience in drumming up votes!  

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Summer trips

Thanks to a grant very gratefully received from the Novum Trust, Arran Youth Foundations will be undertaking several trips to the mainland this summer, as well as jointly hosting two events with the Lamlash youth group.

Details are as follows:
Friday 15th July, 19.00-21.00 - BBQ, Music, Orienteering etc - AYF cabin, Brodick
Friday 29th July, day trip - Caley Youth Centre, Stevenston
Friday 5th August, day trip - Helter Skelter Youth Cafe, Largs
Friday 12th August, day trip - BBQ, Music, Orienteering etc - Youth cabins, Lamlash
Friday 16th September - 5-a-side football tournament, Stevenston


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Friday nights moving to church hall

Arran Youth Foundations are moving to Brodick church hall in a bid to grow with the island's demand for youth services.

Having run for the past year out of the small cabin behind the library, the charity are currently fundraising for a purpose-built facility; in the short-term, however, it is felt that the church hall will offer far better opportunities for Arran's young people. As of tonight (Friday 9th September) the charity will open in the church hall from 19.00-21.00 every Friday.  

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Grant awarded

Thanks to a grant awarded by Cashback For Communities Small Grants scheme, for which we are very grateful, AYF have recently been able to purchase new equipment for our youth sessions, including:

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Xbox 360)
Blur (Xbox 360)
Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Xbox 360)
Kinect Sports (Xbox 360)
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 (Xbox 360)
Lego Batman / Pure Double Pack (Xbox 360)

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