Angels in Action: Goole Beach Day

The final event took place today for the -based CSV East Riding Project when the Angels in Action appeared in this week to help the organisers of the Goole Beach Day Event The participants from a team of 43, all aged 16 to 30 took part in what was their fifth event of their summer with the project.

They supervised and played with the children on the beach and in the water area. They also put their creative skills to good use and did hair braiding, face painting and children’s tattoos. Bead making, games and donkey rides were all tasks that the special team of volunteers took on board.  The also brought Nippy the Kangaroo costume to life and entertained those present.  They formed part of the stage crew and assisted with a number of tasks.

As always they amused the children in the town with magic tricks and sneaky stunts they were taught during their training programme. They have already successfully delivered a weekend of volunteering at the Beverley Acoustic Roots Festival, the , the Hornsea Carnival and the Withernsea Carnival. This has all been made possible thanks to the support of the British Council and the Youth in Action Programme whose aim it is to mobilise young people in Europe.

In addition to this, they are also promoting the European Voluntary Service (EVS) to all 18 to 30 year olds through which they can volunteer abroad for up to 12 months for free as we now have a Sending Organisation based in the East Riding. The entire project is being covered by a media crew comprising a number of young people who are interested in film and photography as a career.

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Angels in Action is a unique European funded project organised and implemented by young people who keen to get involved in exciting opportunities in the community to benefit all concerned.  The idea originated from a citizenship project they were involved in back in 2010 when they worked with a team of young volunteers in Bologna, Italy.

, Coach and Youth in Action Promoter for CSV East Riding, explained, ‘this has been a tremendously successful summer project for young people to get involved in and moreover it was genuinely youth-led, something that the team can be very proud of. It has been warmly received by members of the public and we have felt very much appreciated.’.

Participant and Team Leader, Phil Thompson added, ‘All that remains is for us now to evaluate and celebrate our achievement and this will take place on 19th August; watch this space!’

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  1. Well done to Sue and all the Angels.

    In such a short term you’ve become a fixture at so many events and really making a difference. It’s also showing East Yorkshire that there are some fantastic, hard working, community spirited young people out there.

    Congratulations on everything you’ve done!

  2. Thanks so much Matt, you know we had an absolute ball, sending out the clear message that young people DO care, they CAN be bothered and it IS possible to have fun in the process. CSV is very much alive and kicking and with a reputation to match as we inspire and motivate young people into doing great things by providing opportunities to help make their lives magnificent! Onward and upward with EVS Sending – Free year abroad to any young person aged 18 to 30 who has shown a commitment to volunteering – and also some very exciting plans for the future! Watch this space! Today’s going to happen so let’s make it count!

  3. I am reliably informed that you took Goole by storm, and its residents, young and old, and its visitors, loved every minute of it, despite the literal storm which finally brought the ‘Beach Day’ event to a close. Sterling stuff from ‘Angels’ and the adult team. Just shows what faith in young people can produce, and how, regardless of the adverse publicity about young people which hits the headlines from time-to-time, the majority are fantastic. As always, it depends on good leadership, commitment to helping them to help themselves, and commitment to the community. You don’t brag about it, you just DO it! Excellent! Well done everybody. The organisers of all the events the ‘Angels’ gave their free services to must thank their lucky stars and be forever grateful.

  4. Thanks Ray! Indeed we did. And a good point you make; as there are so many young people quietly behind the scenes just getting on with it and not necessarily shouting it from the roof tops and on this occasion we really need to do that on their behalf and say WELL DONE EVERYBODY!

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