ACA 12-Step

ACA 12-Step Meeting, Fridays 7.30 – 9pm – Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA) is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes.  We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives.  ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and heal core trauma.  See the ACA UK website for further information & contact numbers  www.adultchildrenofalcoholics.co.uk.

Welcome back to Hangout

Boys and Girls of year 6 starts on Wednesday 18th September for Boys and Friday 20th for Girls, both clubs running from 3.30 to 5pm. Reason for separate boys and girls clubs is to enable more young people to attend rather than having a waiting list as in previous years.  However if any young person wants to attend the other club as they might have more friends in that one then please feel free ☺ We ask that during the winter months when it gets dark early that parents pick up from 40 Degreez at 5pm. When the spring/summer comes it might be possible with parents permission that young people who live close by can be allowed to walk home.

We are looking forward to meeting the new cohort of year 6’s very soon 😀 and if you are interested in finding out more so your child can join in the fun please email: simon@40degreez.org.uk or helen@40degreez.org.uk.

Generous IT Donation

A Farnham Philanthropist has given a generous donation to 40 Degreez for updating some IT equipment and towards purchasing some youth work software.

He prefers to remain anonymous but has said how pleased he is to help the town’s young people.  Thank you from the young people, staff and trustees of 40 Degreez.

If you would like to help as well why not give us a call and have a chat?  We are always looking for willing volunteers as well as cash to support the many projects running at the centre and elsewhere in the town. 

Great residential trip

Following a generous donation from the Farnham Masons St Andrews Lodge, 40 Degreez were able to take a group of 16 young people spanning all our youth clubs to a residential weekend at Haslemere PGL activity centre.

Over the first May bank holiday weekend when the weather showed all its forms in the space of two days! everyone took part in obstacle courses in the rain, abseiling in the wind, zip wire in the freezing cold, giant swing in the sun, problem solving in hail, team building and archery..snowing! and manhunt in the dark!  People challenged themselves physically, mentally and emotionally, quite a few missed home and family but everyone rose to show their best selves, conquered fears, enjoyed being together with friends and made new ones too.

It was a lively weekend of fun, laughter, (a few tears), the gaining of independence, confidence, realizing individual value and becoming a team 🙂 Due to the positive outcomes from this residential we would like to run more.  Kind donations like this one from the Masons make it possible for those who attend our youth clubs to have equal access to valuable opportunities for self-development. Big Thank You from everyone 🙂

If you want to learn more about the work of the 40 Degreez Youth Team give us a call.

Lifetime achievement

Existing and past Trustees, youth workers, and volunteers congratulate our Chair of Trustees, Janet Maines MBE, who was recently honoured with a ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ for her long-standing and selfless support to our local community and young people.

40Degreez are extremely proud of and grateful to Janet for her years of service in supporting #YouthWork in #Farnham and the surrounding areas. 40Degreez fills a gap in services locally for young and vulnerable people, a service Janet has championed and made possible and sustainable for many years.

Welcome Helen

Everyone at 40 Degreez welcomes Helen Lovell to the team, taking up the post of part-time youth worker reporting to lead youth worker Simon Jamison. Already known to 40 Degreez with her Musical Beats club, Helen brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm. We wish her good luck!

Harry Otter

Harry Otter was on show at Farnham Carnival, and later was auctioned for £300, proceeds to local charities. Congratulations to all the young people at Hangout and Wey Station for a brilliant effort, ably supported by local artist Georgina Ellis.

These were great kebabs!

Summer is coming so we thought we should ready ourselves and club members for the upcoming BBQ season. Last week, fruit kebabs were on the menu for our FAB and Hang Out Clubs. Not only were they great fun to make, they were delicious too. We can’t be sure but think that probably  twice the amount of fruit was consumed than finally ended up on the plate, so as with all good chefs a lot of tasting must have taken place. The chocolate dip, though entirely optional, for some reason proved very popular and was applied under the strict watchful eye of Simon!

Fruit Kebabs at the FAB and HangOut Clubs

Busking outside White Stuff

Brandon, Louie, Luke, and Jordon went busking outside White Stuff at the community fun day, with proceeds going to 40 Degreez. Come and see them all perform at our Youth Festival on Saturday 16th July.

Brandon

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Aaron receives his Youth Leadership award

Aaron receiving his certificate for completing the Rotary Youth Leadership Award at High Ashurst from the President of the Rotary Club of Farnham, his sponsor club. Aaron told the club that he had thoroughly enjoyed the week’s residential, had learnt loads and had gained a huge amount of self confidence. His request ” I would love to do it again”!

Aaron