EPIC's summer success

Zorbing, soft archery, football and a whole list of other activities were on offer when EPIC got involved in the EXPECT Youth summer activity programme.

The six-weeks of wall-to-wall activities saw the team working with no less than 436 young people in Edlington over the summer period – a great example of how the Trust is helping to support communities by ensuring young people are engaged in positive activities and remain aspirational for their futures.

Several children and teenagers attended more than one session, meaning that in total 1800 young people attended an EPIC summer event, at which the team provided 990 meals, thanks to donations from Tesco branches at Woodfield Plantation and Edenthorpe.

The programme, which delivered a total of 2,541 hours across 167 activities, culminated in those who attended the most sessions being invited to a fun, educational, day out at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

EXPECT partners include Doncaster Council, Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, Active Fusion, Club Doncaster Foundation, Darts – community arts scheme, Flying Futures and Doncaster Chamber.

“Doing the Think Forward course has changed my point of view of getting into trouble with the police and it’s not funny; it’s a bad move.”

Young person (aged 14)

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