Sean Swindells

Sean's fundraiser for Formartine Youth Project

Fundraising for Formartine Parish Church
raised of £500 target
by 31 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024 Start fundraising for this event
We are a congregation of Church of Scotland to serve people of all ages & faith


I am running the 2024 London Marathon to support the Formartine Youth Project

The Formartine Youth Project was established in 2013 with the aim of creating places and opportunities for young people for them to meet, to Be themselves, develop positive relationships, feel they Belong and to Believe in themselves. As a project we currently run:

A weekly youth cafe in Pitmedden. Meeting after school every Thursday during term time, attracting 40 – 50 young people in P6 and over from Pitmedden, Udny Green and Udny Station communities. We provide a safe space to hang out with friends and enjoy sociable activities such as table tennis, pool, table football, board games and crafts. We also offer ‘volunteering’ opportunities for our young people and sign off on both Duke of Edinburgh and Saltire Awards.

A weekly lunch club in Tarves Primary school for P7s is regularly attended by 15-20 young people: providing a space of their own to socialise, build relationships and discuss any issues of concern as they complete their last year at primary and transition to the academy. Many of these will turn 12 during this academic year.

A fortnightly youth cafe in Methlick currently welcome approximately 16-20 young people.

A monthly youth club in Barthol Chapel attracts on average 15 young people for two hours of games, activities and snacks.

Summer holiday club for young families and opportunity for young leaders to gain accredited Dynamic Youth Awards and develop personal skills in leadership and teamwork.

We work closely with the local primary schools to offer programs of targeted support, support the delivery of religious and moral education, religious observance and pastoral care.

Work together with other community youth groups such as Boys Brigade and local uniformed organizations and encourage youth engagement in community projects such as Gingerbread village and Easter garden.

Support Mainly Music volunteers in both Pitmedden and Methlick: bringing new mothers and their babies together for fun and fellowship.

100% money raised will go directly to fund Formartine Youth Project activities: supporting young people and families in our local community. All costs associated with the London Marathon will be covered by myself.

If you would like to donate using Gift Aid, please contact me direct and I'll forward on the required information & forrm.

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About the charity

We are a congregation of the Church of Scotland who seek to serve people of all ages and faiths in Barthol Chapel, Pitmedden, Tarves and Udny Green and especially the younger members of our communities through the Formartine Youth Project.

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