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Back to normal for young parents

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Our groups in Sherborne and Gillingham are opening up again!

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The Discovery Project – a life changer

The Discovery Project pilot programme has been transformational for everyone who took part.

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Yeovil learning starts

Hoorah! After several false starts and delays owing to lockdowns and Covid restrictions beyond our control, our new programme in Yeovil is launching with face-to-face sessions in March whilst our existing learners will now be able to sit their exam papers in the Sherborne centre.

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Local lead for Shaftesbury

We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Jobling to the team. Rebecca who will lead the new Rendezvous Shaftesbury outreach project is a well-known face in the town and brings with her lots of youth work experience.

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Six months with the National Lottery!

Our Covid-19 emergency funding is coming to an end and what a lifesaver it has been. The dedicated National Lottery fund has been invaluable helping us to cover overheads and admin costs for six months. 

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A community effort

We’re delighted our colleague Sarah has been able to lend a hand with the local Sherborne Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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More laptops, more learning

We are extremely grateful to local funders and supporters who have understood the situation created by the coronavirus pandemic and so quickly leapt to our aid, with crucial donations for laptop computers.

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This is Alfred…

A big thanks to Shaftesbury podcast, “This is Alfred,” for highlighting our work in the Shaftesbury area. Recorded before Christmas, the interview with our Chair of Trustees, Stephen Uden, young learner Beth and her tutor Ingrid talks about our learning programme and our hopes to be able to provide more services to young people in the town.

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Why giving makes you rich

Joining the team as a volunteer not only changes young people’s lives but brings rewards to the the volunteers too.  The recent Sherborne Times article (Jan 2021) shone a light on the value of volunteering and talks to two of our volunteers.

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