Community Foundation Newsletter 3rd September 2021

Guiseley AFC Community Foundation have enjoyed a busy summer period, find out what has been going on below.

Summer Holiday Success

The Community Foundation has enjoyed great success across each of the three holiday camps we held in the past six weeks.

This Summer, the Foundation held its first Little Lions holiday camp, for children aged three to five, to help them develop a number of sporting skills. This session attracted over 15 children each week, who enjoyed learning new ball skills, as well as having fun with parachutes and relay races.

On the final day of the Little Lions camp, the children took part in a teddy bears’ picnic- even Community Development Manager Steve Taylor brought his teddy along! The Little Lions camp also provided an opportunity for Gracie, a Playmaker award graduate, to put her new skills into practice, by volunteering at each session.

Meanwhile, our Healthy Holidays camp has proved to be another huge success. Children have been able to enjoy a wide variety of activities, from arts and crafts to different sports. We would like to thank Go Wild Outdoors, Rock-it Climbing, Season Well and West Yorkshire Police for coming in and providing activities for the children.

Thank you to Morrisons and FareShare also, for providing food for the children attending these camps, and another ‘Thank You’ to the Rotary Club for preparing this food.

Our holiday football camps have also been very popular and successful. On average, over 30 children attended each day, with some days over 40 children attending.

During the first week of the summer holidays, we also held a girls-only football camp, where similar numbers of children attended. It was great to see a variety of new and regular attendees, with many of the new attendees already enquiring about our future camps.

Thank You and Good Luck

Everyone at Guiseley Community Foundation would like to say ‘Thank You’ to Freya Wilson, Olivia Crane and Jess Green for all their work with us. This week was their last week with the Community Foundation before they begin their teacher training later this month. We would like to wish you all the very best with your teaching careers.

Co-op Community Fund

Guiseley Community Foundation is still participating in the Co-op Local Community Fund. Until October 23rd, every time a Co-op member shops, a small percentage of what you spend will come to us. You can begin to support us by becoming a Co-op member online at coop.co.uk/membership or by downloading the Co-op app.

Membership is only £1, and then every time you shop at the Co-op and have your membership scanned, you will be helping to keep us doing great work in the local communities. Members also get money back on what they spend- full details can be found on the Co-op website. There is still lots of funding available for us to receive, as long as more of you become members, and if current members choose us as their local cause to support. This will help support our work in the local communities.

Jordan Sinnott Charity Game

Community Coaches Marcus Wardell and Jess Green, as well as our Safeguarding Officer, Alison Leigh, volunteered at last month’s Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust charity football match. The game was played at Nethermoor Park- both the Community Foundation and the Jordan Sinnott Foundation would like to thank Guiseley FC for allowing the game to be held there. This charity match was the charity’s first since its inception, and managed to raise over £4000! In the future, the Community Foundation is looking to work in partnership alongside the Jordan Sinnott Foundation.