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Celebrating Youth Charities

Aug 13, 2014

This week we’re looking at charities across Somerset that work with young people, to highlight our newly launched Somerset Youth Fund. The Somerset Youth Fund’s mission is to support innovative and effective solutions to issues faced by the most disadvantaged young people in Somerset today and to raise the aspirations and life opportunities of these young people.

Somerset Youth & Community Sailing Association was founded in the 1970s and is run by volunteers. Their aim is to provide training and recreational facilities, for the purpose of advancing education, in the interests of social welfare and they are one of the charities in the county that Somerset Youth Fund aims to support.

Peter Branson, Chair of SYCSA, said: "Every year we offer hundreds of children and young people, many of whom have never had a hobby before, the opportunity to take free taster sessions and learn to sail. As a result, a number of them go on to take up sailing and some obtain the internationally recognised Royal Yachting Association qualification which can lead to a career as an instructor."

You can find more information about Somerset Youth & Community Sailing Association here.

To donate to The Somerset Youth Fund you can text: KIDZ14, followed by your donation amount (ie: £4), to 70070 or call Somerset Community Foundation on: (01749) 344949.

Read more about our Somerset Youth Fund here.


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