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  April 2017



10 Minute take over

Have you tried our bottle flip challenge yet?


So whats your score on our latest challenge, do you have what it takes to beat the current leader?


Go to our facebook page to see the full video and instructions for this challenge, get your friends to film you and send us the proof that you are the top flipper!  


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Enterprise start up Scheme


How much can your club generate from a £20 start-up donation?


Aim: To develop an enterprise scheme using a £20 start-up donation from LABGC to generate funding for own club.


Vision: Clubs are donated £20 from LABGC to start up their own in house enterprise scheme to generate funds for their own club over the period 17th April – 16th June 2017.

The clubs can use their ‘start up’ donation in any legal way to maximise the returns during this period. We would also like to see them have community involvement to help raise the profile of their club. We will post out ideas on how to use their £20 to maximise their profits.


The winners of the scheme will be judged on 4 criteria:
Profit (Total - £20)
Community Involvement
Date:  17th April – 16th June 2017


 For more information please contact Andy Gunn on 01524 65106 or email


Gone Fishing, Coarse taster evening

Fishing Taster Evening & Competition on Wednesday 14th June 2017,5:30pm-8pm for 11-19 years,Cost £4 per person.

Taking plcae at Whitmore Fisheries,Kirkham, PR4 3HQ


We are holding the evening in conjunction with Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, whose staff will be on hand to offer handy hints and tips to help you land the big one and win the competition.

Unfortunately there is only enough space for 12 people maximum,all the tackle and bait required on the night will be provided,however, you may bring your own garden worms with you.

Due to the limited number of places and the expected high demand a maximum of 3 young people per club has been set. You can include reserves but these will be allocated on a first come first served basis if the original allocation is not filled.

As the number of places is limited an early reply is necessary. I would be grateful if you could return your entry forms no later than Friday 2nd June 2017.

For more information please call Andy on 01524 65106 or email


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Future Arts projects

We are in the process of applying to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to run a digital arts project that focuses on what young people think of the world.


This would be an 8 week project for up to 12 young people using digital film and stop frame animation to create a body of work that represents the views and concerns that young people have about their futures. We are in the early stages of writing this bid so any comments or feedback at this stage would be very useful.


If your club would be interested in taking part in this project please contact Lou Andrews on 01524 65106 or email

Building Better Opportunites

Building Better Opportunities - Invest in Youth

This is a new project that will support young people who are aged 15-24 and who are unemployed or economically inactive and not engaged in study.


To deliver this programme Selnet have formed a partnership of 45 mostly community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations across Lancashire who will work directly with each participant providing a range of guidance and information.


LABGC will be taking referrals for this programme from clubs and individuals across Lancashire and we will be working directly with 4 young people a year offering additional support and training. Our direct partners on this project are Rathbones and Barnardos who will provide one to one support, for young people addressing a range of often complex barriers that are specific to this age group. 


If you know someone who is aged 15-24 and who might benefit from Invest in Youth, then please contact Lou Andrews at LABGC for further information and help on 01524 65106 or email


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Blackpool Boys and Girls Club Annual Charity ball

Blackpool Boys and Girls Club would like to invite you to join them at their annual charity ball.


This will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017 at 7.00pm at the Hilton Hotel, North promenade, Blackpool FY1 2JQ.


The evening will include a 4 course dinner, this is a Black tie event, cost £35 per person. Carriages at 1.00am


All proceeds to Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, to book tickets please contact: or call: 01253 312372 / 07976 308 328


Introducing Rob our new team member

Hi, my name is Rob Bond and I'd like to introduce myself a little and to say how excited I am to be the new Outdoor Instructor at Ormside Mill.


I have worked with young people in Outdoor Education Centres and Schools for six years and have been lucky enough to work abroad in Boston, USA and Eskiltstuna, Sweden.


I am a qualified Primary School Teacher, having taught in schools in Birmingham and Cumbria, with a specialism in Forest Schools and Physical Education.

In my spare time I love road cycling, mountain biking and exploring the mountains with my dog, Skye.
I can't wait to share some cracking adventures with you at Ormside Mill, I look forward to seeing you all very soon!


You can email me on or call 01768 351131


Dance taster sessions and classes

If you are looking to offer something new to your club then Louise could have the answer. This one off dance session give’s your members the opportunity to try dance in a fun and enjoyable environment.


This taster session is the perfect stepping stone to our three and five week courses which further explore dance and hip hop.


This session will be 2 hours long and will be delivered within your desired location. Time and dates are flexible to suit your club and this can be further discussed upon your enquiry. Cost per session is £30

For further information and bookings contact us on 01524 65106 or email or

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Sports2Go Activities

Looking for fun, healthy activities to challenge young peple at your club?

Look no further than Sports2Go!


We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities which young people can get involved with. These include favourites such as pillow bashing and 'the cube' to many others including archery, dance classes and a wide variety of sports (including football, volleyball, soft tennis and many others).


These activities are all led by our own fully-qualified and experienced members of staff. Why not try our new Bounce Fitness sessions with Louise and see if you can bounce your way to being fit!


For more information or to book an activity please contact us on 01524 65106 or email


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TrailBlazers is our mountain bike programme. We offer a two session course, which comprises of basic bike checks and skill development which can be delivered at your club. This is followed by a trail riding session at Gisburn Forest which further develops the skills learnt in the first session.

LABGC supplies all the mountain bikes and relevant technical equipment for this activity but requires two support workers to be present.


If you are interested in booking TrailBlazers, contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or by email


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NABGC 5aside Football Championships

This event will be taking place on Saturday 10th June at Trafford Sports Dome,Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 8DD.
Cost—£25 per team.

Teams must be members of NABGC and must have permission to take part from their local county NABGC member. Maximum of TWO teams per county. 


Please obtain & return the entry form to along with your entry fee (cheques payable to NABGC) no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017. Any entries submitted after that date will not be eligible. 


Volunteer Skills Course with Lancaster CVS

We are excited to tell you that there are places available on our Volunteer Skills course, starting 10am Thursday 27th April at Stanley’s Community Centre, Stanley Road, Morecambe. 


The course is FREE provided that attendees are in receipt of certain benefits.  It will run for 6 consecutive weeks and covers such topics as:

• Safeguarding
• Confidentiality
• Understanding the voluntary sector
• Customer Service
• Dealing with difficult people/situations


This course is an excellent foundation for people new to volunteering, people wanting to volunteer, or even people looking for paid work, whether they wish to go into volunteering or not.  Refreshments will be provided and if needed CVS will be able to reimburse travel costs.  After the course has ended, our Volunteer Centre staff can work with attendees to help them build on their learning, by supporting them into volunteering or even helping them to further training or employment.


Attendees would need to be available 10am to 1pm each Thursday for six weeks from 27th April.  If you know anyone who would be interested, please ask them to contact me, either by email at or by phone on 01524 555900.

Aspiring Leaders Programme

A unique opportunity to develop into a Community Leader


The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) was created in 2011 to develop leadership potential within our local communities. Brathay Trust, in partnership with the University of Cumbria and Common Purpose, have successfully delivered two ALP programmes, with ALP3 now scheduled to run from 2017‐2020.


This is a once in a lifetime chance for the leaders of tomorrow to develop with funding from the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust (FCSCT) covering most of the costs involved.


For further information please see the link below.


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Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week course that will make you more confident, motivated and able to work with others. You’ll gain qualifications and it won’t even cost you anything to take part.


What’s stopping you?


If you’re aged between 16 and 25 find out
more by contacting:

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Prince’s Trust
Morecambe Fire Station
Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TA
Tel / Fax: 01524 413358
Team Leader Mobile: 07900 268708
Programme Support Worker Mobile: 07799 114688, 


Second Chance - new show for Channel 4

Did you misss out on the GCSE grades you wanted? Are yo 16-18, would you like to travel the world and get the best education money can buy?


The If any of your young people fit this bill then channel 4 are looking for 5 teens who will embark on a 6 month scholarship programme at India’s most elite boarding school The Doon School, popularly referred to as the ‘Eton of India’.


They’ll get to experience academic excellence, ‘away from distractions’, giving them the best possible chance to succeed. At the end of their stay they’ll return home, resit exams and see if they can better their grades. This series is about teenagers who aren’t ready to give up, and are prepared to travel across the world in pursuit of a second chance.


We are working to Channel 4's strict guidelines on engaging with under 18's. I’ve included a link to these guidelines below.  If you are interested and for more information please contact Naked Entertainment on 07850 099 613 or email


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