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Mathew Ashton – Volunteer, Apprentice and next steps

  Mathew Ashton is sadly leaving the Flying Futures team after two and half years of dedication and hard work to move onto his next challenge. We interviewed Mathew to find out how Flying Futures has helped him grow and gain the valuable skills he needs to continue in Youth work. When did you join…

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The figures are in!

Over 1000 young people took part in Flying Futures NCS programme this Summer. They spanned across North Yorkshire, East Riding and as far as Stockton-on-Tees. The participants all undertook Phase 3 Social Action projects in their local communities and wow were we amazed with the diversity of the projects. We had community garden renovations in Stockton,…

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Christmas Quiz

Join your friends and other Summer and Autumn Grads for an extra-special Christmassy Quiz! Harrogate – 5th December  York – 7th December Bridlington – 11th December Stockton – 12th December Richmond – 14th December   You could win prizes for the best team in your area AND the best team in Yorkshire!   

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NCS Programme Engagement Officer

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the NCS programmes team based in Doncaster. We are looking for a creative, organised and community focused individual to lead on our National Citizenship Service (NCS) Programme in North Yorkshire/East Riding. NCS is a government-backed programme that helps young people (age 15-17) build skills for work, life and…

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Johnston joins #TTR

Take The Reins (#TTR) initiative is rapidly progressing in terms of its popularity within the industry, with key figureheads joining the movement as they also see the potential in the initiative, formalised this year. One other key partner has recently pledged his support, non other than the current top flat trainer, Mark Johnston. #TTR is…

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Richard Fahey Work Experience

Thanks to the flying futures team and the team down at Richard Fahey’s yard the three of us have had the amazing opportunity to take part in a couple of days’ work experience down at Richard Fahey’s yard. Our time down there has been unbelievable working alongside all the helpful staff that were there to…

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Stainforth Serves

Our Serves programme takes place at Stianforth Youth Club every Thursday evening 6-7:30pm. The programme is an opportunity for young people to get involved in Tennis, learn new skills and develop as individuals.   Have a look at the Serves video below to find out more about the benefits of this programme: If you know…

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Dame Kelly Holmes team day and update

On Thursday 22nd June myself, Sarah and 6 of our Dame Kelly Holmes Get on track participants attended the annual DKH ‘team day’ in London. We set off bright and early feeling very excited to see what the day would bring. As we arrived we were split into teams, got to spend the entire day…

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Brand new to Doncaster for 2017

Serves is a Flying Futures new tennis initiative lead by professional coaches from across Doncaster. It is open to young people aged 14-25 of any skill level, we will be focusing on skill building, team work, and real game situations. We will be using state of the art equipment on our new pop up court. The programme will be…

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#TakeTheReins17 heads to Musley Bank Yard

#TakeTheReins17 got off to a great start on Friday 21st of April as we heading off to Richard Fahey’s yard (Musley Bank) to take part in the Give and Gain day activities. The video above has some sneak peaks of the fantastic insight the group got to experience about the horse racing industry, whilst being shown…

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Welcoming Richard Fahey to #TakeTheReins17

Today we’d like to introduce to you our #TakeTheReins17 partner Richard Fahey and Musley Bank Yard. Musley Bank will feature in the project by hosting the Give & Gain Day on Friday 21st April as well as by providing placement for our work experience project participants. On Give & Gain Day, Richard Fahey will be…

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Welcoming Harrowells to #TakeTheReins17

The 5 Star Active Northern Hub announced #TakeTheReins17 in March – a formal partnership between Flying Futures CIC, Richard Fahey Racing and Harrowells Limited. Today we turn our attention to Harrowells Limited, a regional law firm based in North and East Yorkshire. They have particular expertise in advising trainers, breeders, owners and jockeys in the horse…

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#TakeTheReins – Give and Gain

As #TakeTheReins heads to the starting gates, we wanted to share with you a breakdown of what our first event, Give and Gain Day, will look like! Twenty young people from Malton and Goole will join us on Friday 21st April to take part in our Give and Gain volunteer day. The day will begin…

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#TakeTheReins Takes to the Track

Earlier this month we announced the official formation of the 5 Star Active Northern Hub – a formal partnership between Flying Futures CIC, Richard Fahey Racing and Harrowells Limited. The 5 Star Active Northern Hub is now in a position to officially launch the #TakeTheReins17 programme alongside their ambassador, Adam McNamara, who aims to increase…

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5 Star Active go to the races with Adam McNamara

After a successful 2016 ‘Give and Gain’ partnership between Richard Fahey Racing and Flying Futures CIC, today we can proudly announce the official formation of the ‘5 Star Active’ northern hub – a formal partnership between Flying Futures CIC, Richard Fahey Racing and Harrowells Limited. The partnership, which aims to increase awareness amongst young people…

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The results are in…

Friday 17th of February saw the team head to London to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the ACN programme. To read more about the awards read our previous post here >>> It was a great day of networking and celebrations, along with our very own Suzannah Lines receiving the Highly Commended Award for Youth Enterprise….

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ACN Awards

Active Communities’ Network (ACN) is a youth and community development charity that works with companies all around the UK. ACN’s main focus is to improve and offer pathways for young people to better their future when they begin to transition into their adulthood.  In 2015 ACN launched a new national programme in partnership with the…

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Using Photography to Explore Community Values

Hello readers! I’m Hannah, a researcher from the University of York. Were you aware that many of you are lucky enough to have the largest peat-bog in England right on your door steps? Coming from ‘down south’ I had never visited Hatfield and Thorne Moors until recently when I started working with Natural England to…

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Staff shaving social action

Those that know our head of programmes Jack Barnes will know he is passionate about social action through his work with NCS. In this blog he writes about a charity event he is taking part in to raise funds for his friend going through treatment.  On the 9th of January we received the devastating news…

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Suzannah’s blog debut

Hello readers, I’m Suzannah, the Community Project Coordinator here at Flying Futures. This is my Blog debut and I am excited to be able to share with you all what I have been getting up to recently!  I hope the blogs I write give you chance to get to know me better and keep you…

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