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Running For Belief

John Reynolds is a man on a mission. He wants to help children and their parents to improve their confidence, especially around health and wellbeing. John is an enthusiastic runner and has committed a lot of his time towards a very popular local running club that he set up called Westfield TT… now he’s taking
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Radstock Juniors Learn New Skills

One of the best things about our Dragons’ Den is that so many people benefit from it. One of the 11 winners in 2019 was Radstock Juniors Club, who pitched for £500 towards a weekend residential trip for their members. Amanda from Radstock Juniors has been in touch to share with us news of how
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Supporting Independence and Life Skills

The Radstock & Westfield Big Local’s Dragons’ Den is a brilliant event where people can showcase their passion and ideas for the community. Local people present their amazing project ideas and local people decide which projects receive Big Local funding. We are excited that we have helped local people to deliver over 70 projects that
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Young People Becoming Leaders

We’re excited to say that Norton Hill pupils are developing key leadership skills so that they can influence how youth services are delivered in the community – making decisions on the things that matter to them. With support from Learn to Lead, we have provided two sessions so far and will continue to support our
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Youth Connect Supports Sugar Smart

We awarded Youth Connect £500 to deliver training to young people over the course of 15 cooking sessions. The sessions were held at Radstock and Westfield Youth clubs focusing on low sugar and healthy eating. 45 young people took part in the cooking activities, however a lot more young people took part in the eating
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Good news – Young People’s Dragons’ Den on hold!

Our Young People’s Dragons’ Den is on hold… This isn’t bad news at all, in fact it’s going to be great news for young people. Right now we are working to get a youth service in our area that is going to make a huge difference to how young people feel about themselves and their
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Fosseway School Healthy Cooking

We awarded £500 to Fosseway School as part of the Sugar Smart campaign. Thet report: Sugar Smart has been an excellent learning tool for our students. The money has meant they have been able to learn to cook food they would not have ordinarily have tried. It also has given a focus to their cooking
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Boxing Club Floored By Dragons’ Den Win!

The Norton Radstock Amateur Boxing Club were amongst the winners of our Dragons’ Den 6, held by the community, for the community in April 2018. They gave a good pitch, asking for support towards re-flooring the club which would help them to make it a better and safer place for it’s users. They recently got
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The Amazing Confessions!

We’re pleased to have heard from Jaydean Dawkins, founder of the Confessions of the Youth Theatre Company, who let us know how they got on with the funding from our Dragons’ Den 6. The young people who made an brilliant pitch were awarded £500 to write and perform a musical, involving the community. Here’s what
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