for Burnham-On-Sea summer youth parade receive cash boost
to hold a Burnham-On-Sea youth parade through the streets of the
town this summer have been given a boost by a national youth initiative.
resident Jonathan Smith, 21, applied for funding from mobile phone
giant O2s Think Big scheme and has been granted £300
to help him organise the event, which will expand on last year's
successful Jubilee parade (pictured here).
is inviting youngsters from local youth groups to take part in
the parade this July to showcase musical and dance talents in
a way which involves the local community.
event will be held on 13th July and will begin at Burnham's Manor
Gardens and continue along the seafront to Burnham beach where
young people will perform for the public to watch.
funding has come from mobile phone giant O2s Think Big initiative
which supports young people across the UK to transform their creativity
and passions into projects that benefit local communities through
money, support and training.
initiative works by putting cash directly in the hands of young
people and supporting them to use the money in a way that delivers
a positive impact in their local area.
addition to the financial support, Jonathan will receive training
and mentoring from experienced professionals to give him a hand
in tackling the issues of negative perceptions against young people.
right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Im thrilled to get
the chance to turn my idea into a reality. The money will come
in very useful to close down the local roads and hire a PA system
to really make the parade a success. Im really excited to
get stuck into the project."
Bill Eyres, head of O2 Think Big, added: "Young people are
brimming with ideas, passion and enthusiasm and we want to encourage
all of that exciting creativity. Jonathan impressed us with his
commitment to making a real difference to his local community
and we wish him every success in whats a really worthwhile