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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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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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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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Support and Arranged Activities for Children and Young People in our Community

Support for Young People Young people have asked for more information on what support there is out there for a range of things – health, wellbeing, education, bullying, work… We have put together this document to help: Support for Young People – what help is out there and how to get it   Arranged Activities
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For the Love of Running!

Jim Gump spent 10 months running across the US, visiting schools along the way to inspire children to enjoy running and being active. Local residents voted for him to receive a grant at our fifth Dragons’ Den in order to get that excitement and inspiration back home and to schools in our area. We’re really
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Family Fossil Hunt Digs up the Past

The Radstock & Westfield Big Local are pleased to have been able to play a part in helping Radstock Museum bring fossil hunting to local residents. At the fifth Dragons’ Den, held at Victoria Hall, the Radstock Museum successfully pitched for £500 towards preparing the site. With another £500 match funding from Simon Carpenter they
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WAGS have raised their game!

Local children now have a place to learn about and grow vegetables in the Westfield allotment site! Thanks to the hard work of Westfield Allotment and Gardens Society (WAGS) and the funding from Radstock and Westfield Big Local, land has been cleared, prepared and had two more raised beds built on it (phase 1). Scouts,
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