Youth Options (http://www.youthoptions.co.uk) is a Hampshire based charity that run a number of projects that support Hampshire’s most vulnerable young people. We have sponsored the training of four youth workers and provided the equipment to enable them to deliver a creative Bushcraft skills programme for young people at their new Riverside project in Eastleigh.
On 1 April 2017, we sponsored an athletics taster day at the King’s Park Stadium in Bournemouth. Initiated by Ian Kennedy of Wimborne Athletics & organised by Allegra’s aunt, Georgina – children from secondary schools in the local area attended to find out more about athletics and try out different disciplines.
We were incredibly lucky to have Rachel Morris, a double gold medal winning Paralympic athlete (in 2 different disciplines) join us for the day. She brought her medals for everyone to feel & admire & gave an inspiring talk to us. We were supported by so many people including Hayley Gaj – who taught Allegra at St Swithun’s – and Allegra’s fabulous friends who joined us bringing their energy and enthusiasm as well as all the athletics coaches & sports students from Bournemouth University.