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James Bond themed charity evening in aid of the NUH Youth Service

A James Bond themed charity evening is being organised in aid of the NUH Youth Service. The event will take place at Colwick Hall on Friday 20th May at 19.00. Headlined by the Nottinghamshire Police Orchestra, performing music from the iconic films and other lively entertainment and auctions, it will be an evening to remember.

The first of its kind in the UK this event forms part of a collaborative social learning and enterprise project between education providers Infused Learning, the Nottingham University Hospital Youth Service and the Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

NUH Youth Service (NUHYS) are a local charity based in the Nottingham Children’s Hospital that offers support to young people, living with long term health conditions. NUHYS also provides young people with opportunities to develop skills and encourages young people to build positive futures. Young people from NUHYS have been working on this social enterprise project with tuition from Infused Learning and part funding from Community Learning and Skills Service (Nottingham County Council) which will result in them achieving an accredited qualification whilst developing personal and business skills. As part of this qualification, learners must complete fund-raising and trading activities to raise essential funds for the NUH Youth Service and raise its profile.

“We love bringing exciting learning opportunities to the community and working with the NUHYS has been inspirational. The ideas learners have come with so far have been fantastic and we are all looking forward to the event”. (Natalie Sharpe – Director of Learning, Infused Learning). “We would be tremendously grateful for donations from the Community to build a budget and a stock of resources and equipment to enable the NUH learners to build their enterprise ideas and products” (Tara Askham – Director of Finance, Infused Learning).

Funds raised from the evening will enable Nottingham Hospitals Charity to fulfil its fundraising goals and the NUHYS to continue providing support opportunities to young people. Feedback from young people about the service and project includes: “it has enabled me to meet new people and improve my confidence, it has helped me to overcome a lot of hurdles and enabled me to face new challenges”. (Jennifer).

Senior Community Fundraiser Naomi Walters at Nottingham Hospitals Charity said “We are so grateful to Infused Learning for working with the Youth Service to create some fantastic fundraising ideas. It will be really exciting to see their ideas in action at the James Bond Gala, and I’m sure they will raise lots of money which will help to purchase new equipment, support the weekly youth club, and fund residential trips. The Youth Service supports young people who attend hospital with chronic illness or disability, giving them access to a special Youth Room, positive activities to do, residential trips away and someone to talk to, which can make a huge difference to them at a difficult time of their lives.”

Anyone wishing to attend the evening and/or support the project through vital donations should contact Infused Learning or the Nottingham Hospitals Charity for further information. Tickets for the James Bond gala are available to purchase at £35, which includes a three-course meal entertainment from the QMC or at the following link:

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