Young people plan an event to bring the whole community together this Christmas

A group of young people from Berkeley and Sharpness are currently working hard to deliver a fantastic, Christmas themed event for their whole community to enjoy this December – with something for everyone, young and old!

The ‘Berkeley Bash’ will take place on Sunday 6 December from 3pm-8pm at the Hamfields Leisure Centre in Berkeley.  This free event is the idea of the Berkeley Vale Youth Forum, supported by local community organisation World Jungle, Youth & Community services and funding from the Stroud District Youth Fund.

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Running throughout the afternoon from 3.00pm, the earlier half of the event will include a range of free activities for children and families to enjoy, including face painting, music, cream teas, refreshments and a chance to explore a super Sensory Santa Grotto.  From 6.00pm a number of live bands will take to the stage, including popular local group ‘The Ones’.  Grace Barber, Youth and Community, explains:

“The Berkeley and Sharpness Youth Forum wanted to co-produce an event that would publicise their group, recruit new members and show a positive image of young people in Berkeley and Sharpness. The group have all been working really hard to organise the event, which we really hope will be well supported by the whole community. They have come up with lots of good ideas to appeal to all age groups, with something for everyone to enjoy.”

 The event is being supported by local community organisation World Jungle who has been working closely with the youth forum over the past year.  Ben Ward, Director of World Jungle said:

“This event will be a fantastic conclusion to a body of work we have been doing with young people in Berkeley and Sharpness.  They have gained lots of valuable skills and experience through planning the event, showing what a hugely positive force they are.   The Berkeley Bash will be a wonderful celebration of their achievements and way to bring the whole community together, young and old, in the run up to Christmas.”

For more information, please contact Ben Ward at World Jungle on 01453 548880, email info@worldjungle.org.uk    or visit the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk

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For more information, please contact Ben Ward at World Jungle on 01453 548880, email info@worldjungle.org.uk    or visit the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk  .

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