NE Youth are so proud of Throckley Youth Project, who hosted the incredibly successful ‘Bringing Throckley Together’ Family Fun Day on the 4th August 2022.


The success of the day is the result of months of hard work, as the group concluded their Inspire 2022 Social Action Project with a focus on fundraising to install a defibrillator into Throckley Sports Pavillion, where the group are based 2 nights a week.

We are delighted to announce that the day raised £765, which is a huge contribution to buying a defibrillator for the centre – something which the young people are extremely passionate about.

Over 200 people from Throckley and the surrounding areas attended the event, and the venue was beaming full of families and young people having fun in the sunshine.

With the support of their Youth Workers, the young people planned Boxing Workshops, Football, Archery, Hook-a-Duck, a Smoothie Bike, a DJ, a Rodeo Bull, a Hot Dog stand, Bungee Run and a Gladiator Inflatable. We also had Alex, aged 13, have a stand that sold her own homemade jewellery which was really successful.



The Young People involved in the event said:

“I didn’t expect it to turn out as well as it did”

“I loved it, can we do it again?”

“It was a total success! Everyone there enjoyed the little things we had, it was a great time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the little village we live in all to support Throckley and the people within it.”

The public said:

“It’s definitely brought Throckley together”

“It was a brilliant turn out well done to all the young people who decided to put this on for every one and well done to the youth workers for pulling it all together”

Jon Niblo, Chief Executive of NE Youth said:

“The Fun Day at Throckley was such an incredible day. During such a challenging period for families it was so amazing to see such a strong community spirit and everyone enjoying some fantastic affordable and fun activities. Well done to everyone involved.”

Thank You

Thank you to everyone involved in the event, including:

  • The Funders, including BBC Children in Need and UK Youth.
  • Our Inspire 2022 Panellists, who got the group thinking critically about their project and ultimately awarded them funding for the day.
  • Newcastle United Foundation.
  • Union Jab.
  • Little Pioneers.
  • April Schindler Dance Company.
  • Throckley Bowling Club for supporting with the Tombola.
  • Everyone who donated a Tombola prize.
  • The people of Throckley for supporting the event.
  • All the young people involved.

This was all made possible thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need and UK Youth’s Inspire 2022 programme. Inspire 2022 is funded from Spirit of 2012 and the #iwill Fund, (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), designed in partnership with Local Trust, and delivered by UK Youth.

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