Hounslow Phab Youth Centre is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Youth Centre Recovery Grant from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust for £19,520
Julia and Hans Rausing commented: “The last year has been incredibly difficult for young people, whose education and social lives have been severely interrupted by the pandemic. Youth Centres play a vital role in providing young people with educational, leisure and social opportunities. “We are delighted to be supporting charities across the country that can make a real difference in their local communities and have a positive impact on young people’s life chances.”
It has been a very different 18 months at Hounslow Phab due the Covid-19 pandemic. One minute we were locked down then due to open then closed again! We couldn't keep up!
To reduce boredom and isolation we ran a Zoom Youth Club each week on a Thursday.
We ran quizzes, disco's, treasure hunts, games and life skills sessions. We all had a lot of fun!
See our photo gallery for our Zoom photos!
Thanks to fundraising and a Hounslow Community Partnerships Small Grant we were able to surprise all our members with a Christmas present which included a Phab cap!
50 presents were delivered across the entire London Borough of Hounslow by hand by Santa Debbie!
We are very happy to announce that we have been donated a defibrillator for Hounslow Youth Centre from Heathrow!
In November we held a Christmas Card competition through our monthly newsletter. We had a few entries but these 3 were the winners! We are now in the process of getting them printed off to be our Christmas Card this year! Well done to everyone who took part, its was so hard to chose one.
Well done to Abby, Charlotte and Amarpreet!
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Update September 2020
Staff and volunteers at Hounslow Phab have been very busy during the Covid-19 pandemic providing a food bank and food distribution service from Hounslow Youth Centre. We have received many donations from people in the local community as well as from Costco and City Harvest. The food is then sorted and re-packed and then distributed to those in need. During the first few weeks of lock down West Middlesex Hospitals staff canteens were closed so the staff, nurses and Doctors were unable to get meals. We donated food weekly to help them during this time. We have also been helping many local families as well as a residential care home, Hounslow Soup Kitchen, The Open Kitchen and Food with Love.
Thanks to a grant from WRAP we have been able to have two vehicles running to distribute food, bought PPE to keep us all safe and buy a super large chest freezer and another fridge freezer.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £9168 from the National Lottery Awards for All!!
This will enable us to run our Youth Projects for all of our Young People!
This money is raised from all of you who play the National Lottery!
Hounslow Phab were awarded this trophy from The Open Kitchen for our outstanding contribution in 2019.
The Open Kitchen is a community based kitchen providing free meals for those in need
A big thank you to Magic Little Stars who have awarded us a small grant of £500 towards our residential to Dukes Barn in 2020
Saturday 16th November Lorna did Brave the Shave in support of her Granddaughter Laura who is undergoing treatment for cancer
Dean, the manager of Chichester Park Hotel, did the honours during the Phab South East Fun Weekend.
Thank you to everyone who has donated a total will be published soon!
Hounslow Phab's AGM 2018-19 took place on Thursday 14th November
The meeting was attended by members, parents, carers, staff, volunteers and management committee.
After the formalities two special awards were presented.
The Lions Club Endeavour Award to Arati Mehta who is a volunteer for Hounslow Phab and The Chairmans Award to Hannah Barnett, one of the younger club members
Thanks was also given to our special volunteers Arati, Steven, Chris and Lauar and also to Debbie for all her admin.
Lorna Stephens MBE Phab Club Manager is Braving the Shave in November to raise money for the Teen & Young Adult Cancer Unit at UCLH following her Granddaughter, Laura's, recent Cancer diagnosis
Please donate whatever you can towards this fantastic place, they have truly been amazing.
Please see the link below from Laura herself!
Great planning session for the start of the new term!
Lots of fun ideas and we now have a calendar of activities up til Christmas!