Mayor of St Neots Olympic Triathlon Fundraiser

Mayor of St Neots, Ben Pitt, and Deputy Mayor of St Neots, Richard Slade, are going to take part in an Olympic Triathlon fundraiser on Sunday 16th October!

The Mayor of St Neots, Ben Pitt, has chosen YPCS as one of his Mayor’s Charities.
 
In support of this, he and the Deputy Mayor of St Neots, Richard Slade, are going to take part in an Olympic Triathlon on Sunday 16th October!
 
This event consists of 1500m open water swim, 40km cycle across Huntingdonshire and a 10km run through St Neots.
 
We wish Ben and Richard the best of luck with this amazing feat, and thank them for their support.
 

YPCS Parent Support Group Coming to Wisbech

We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing our parent support group to Wisbech.

We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing our parent support group to Wisbech.
 
This group will be for parents and care givers of children under 11 years old who experience anxiety and low mood, or if you have concerns about your child’s mental health. This group will be a safe space to connect with other parents and care givers, ask questions, gain knowledge and be supported.
 
Group meetings will take place weekly and run for 8 weeks.
 
Start Date: Tuesday 11th October
Time: 1:30pm – 3pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, St. Peter’s Lodge, Love Lane, Wisbech, PE13 1HP
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email kirsty.skutela@ypcs.uk

Afternoon Tea at the Secret Garden with the Mayor of Wisbech

We were delighted to be invited to the Secret Garden afternoon tea fundraiser held by the Mayor of Wisbech.

We would like to say a big YPCS thank you to the The Mayor Of Wisbech, Susan Wallwork, for inviting us along to her afternoon tea at the The Secret Garden Touring Park in Wisbech St. Mary.
 
The event, attended by Wisbech Councillors, and Mayors and Deputy Mayors from Cambridgeshire, Fenland and Norfolk, was one of Susan’s first events of her mayoral year raising money for YPCS.
 
Thank you to all who attended for your support.

YPCS and Street Arts Hire Art Unveiled

Our project with Street Arts Hire and young people has been unveiled.

We launched a project with Nath Nyce of Street Arts Hire, commissioned by Peterborough City Council, to explore the impact COVID-19 has had upon young people and their mental health.

The spectacular piece has now been unveiled, bringing to life the words, feelings and experiences of our young people. 

Nath Nyce said, “I painted this mural for YPCS using words and images collected with various schools and young people across the Peterborough area who explained the emotions they went through during covid. The painting tells 2 stories of pre and post COVID.”

Thank you to all the young people who took part in this project and shared their voices with us, and thank you to Nathan for all your work and creativity.

Community Connections Project

We have been working with BBC Children in Need and McDonalds to support young people facing disadvantage and help them reach their full potential.

We are very excited to be working in partnership with BBC Children in Need and McDonald’s for the Community Connections pilot. The project aims to support children and young people facing disadvantage and help them reach their full potential. 

We have been busy making information about mental health and well-being available at the two restaurants we are working with (Brampton Hut McDonald’s and Huntingdon McDonald’s) and are developing more ideas for the next few months. 

We would also like to thank Europress Print for all their help in bringing the project to life. 

Grand Opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Yaxley

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some very special guests to the grand opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Yaxley!

We had not one grand opening this weekend but two!
 
We were also able to welcome supporters, friends and our patrons, Warwick Davis and Annabelle Davis, to the flagship Annabelle Davis Centre in Yaxley.
 
The impact of Covid has meant this celebration has been delayed and so it was fantastic to finally be able to showcase our beautiful building and sensory garden.
 
Thank you once again to all who have shown their support for the charity, for our communities and for the young people and families we support every day.
 
Thank you again to Terry Harris for the beautiful photographs.

Grand Opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some very special guests to the grand opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech!

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some very special guests to the grand opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech!
 
It was such a pleasure to be able to introduce our supporters to our patrons Warwick Davis and Annabelle Davis, to share the work we do and to take them on a tour of our beautiful new centre.
 
Thank you to all who have shown their support for the charity, for our communities and for a brighter future for our young people.
 
Thank you to Terry Harris for the fabulous photographs.

YPCS Brings Wellbeing Mentor Training to Schools

We have been delighted to bring our new Wellbeing Mentor Training to Fenland schools.

We were delighted to bring our Wellbeing Mentor Training to Neale-Wade Academy  and Bottisham Village College!
 
Developed with 20TwentyProductions CIC, the Wellbeing Mentor Programme trains young people to deliver wellbeing sessions to their peers. This training is in conjunction with a Wellbeing Wallet being distributed to schools, consisting of a Wellbeing Journal, Wellbeing Playing Cards and fidgets.
 
We are so proud to be able to bring these resources to young people. It’s wonderful to see young people engaging in how they can be a positive influence within their schools and how they can support each other.

YPCS Joins Yaxley Runners

We joined the Yaxley Runners for their annual celebration meal.

It was great to be able to join the Yaxley Runners  and other clubs across Peterborough for their annual celebration meal. 

Originally this was planned for 2020 but COVID meant that this evening was postponed for two years. 

The Yaxley Runners have been fundraising for YPCS and we were able to thank them in person! We were also able to share with them how fundraisers like this make such a difference to the services we provide for young people. 

Thank you to the Yaxley Runners!

Appeals Day at The Peterborough School

We were delighted to take part in Appeals Day to raise funds for YPCS.

We were delighted to take part in Appeals Day at The Peterborough School.
 
It was wonderful to see all the different activities the pupils had organised to raise money for YPCS (we hope everyone enjoyed our donut stall!).
 
Thank you to the pupils, staff and parents of The Peterborough School for putting on such a fabulous event and for all the support given to the charity.