Youth organisations united in publicity drive
Date Added: 15/04/2015
Youth organisations from across Bedfordshire were out in force last weekend to showcase the opportunities which they offer young people across the county.
The ten organisations which make up Bedfordshire Youth United – Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Boys Brigade, Fire & Rescue Cadets, Girl Guiding, Girls Brigade, Police Cadets, Scout Association, Sea Cadets and St John Ambulance – set up stall in Bedford town centre on Saturday to highlight what they do and how to get involved.
Bedfordshire Youth United was launched in October by Helen Nellis, the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire. And on Saturday, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, the Countess of Erroll, visited the event where she spent time talking with all of the young people and adult volunteers from the different organisations.
Isabelle, Countess of Erroll, said: “It is great to see the wide range of opportunities there are for young people in the county. Being involved in any of the organisations will help them learn and develop skills. There are some wonderful opportunities for young people and adult volunteers that will help them in their careers and in life generally.”
Visitors to the stalls were able to try first aid with St John Ambulance, make catapults with Scouts and pipe cleaner figures with Guides. Following numerous enquiries for each of the organisations, all ten are hoping that they will see new young members as a result..
Adult volunteer Nigel Taylor said “We want to showcase some of the great opportunities there are for young people right the way across the county. We hope that by showcasing some of the activities we do will encourage more young people and adult volunteers to get involved. Any of the ten organisations will help people learn and develop and they’ll have great fun.”
For further information about the ten organisations involved in Bedfordshire Youth United, visit www.youthunited.org.uk/regions/youth-united-bedfordshire
The ten organisations plan to further showcase what they do at the Ampthill Festival in July and in Luton town centre in October.