Successful Easter for Trust

The Community Trust had a busy Easter with several successful projects, camps and activities being run over the holiday period.

The Trust are continuously showing an increase in numbers in all their activities and continue to strive to impact positively on more people’s lives.

Soccer Schools were put on for children over the two-week period, including goalkeeper camps and all-girl camps.

Robert Stevenson, who plays a key role in setting up and delivering the camps, told us about the success of the sessions. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted with how Soccer Schools went this Easter.

“We delivered fun, engaging and successful camps to hundreds of different children and this was the busiest our Soccer Schools have ever been, which is a huge achievement.

“I’m delighted to see that more and more children from the local area and beyond are joining us and enjoying themselves.

“With it being the largest number, we’ve ever had it was tough but we’re buzzing with how it went.”

He touched on the progression of the camps and how they’ve improved over the years.

“It’s surreal to see how far the camps have come really,” he said.“This Easter we engaged with over 500 children, which is an impressive mark.

“The stats show that we’re retaining children and they keep coming back whilst we’re also engaging with new children who come for the first time.

“The camps have definitely improved each time and we’ve moved to a new venue over Easter, working with Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club, so a massive thank you to them.

“The staff have been fantastic, it’s great to see. The teamwork between us all is huge, it really shows to the kids as our teamwork makes their time more enjoyable.

“Overall, I’d say it’s been a hugely successful Easter period and I’m already looking forward to our next Soccer Schools in Spring Bank. Check our Facebook page for more information on these upcoming camps.”

Camp Inspire, which is a holiday club aimed at children with special educational need, was also run in the Easter period and saw a successful growth too.

Adam Guirdham, who plans and delivers Camp Inspire, said: “We’ve engaged with over 150 children over Easter and it was really enjoyable.

“It was the highest number of participants we’ve had on Camp Inspire and for sure we’re looking to up that number again next time.

“I’m delighted with how the camps went, they were very successful and all the children that took part really enjoyed it.

“The staff all week were absolutely brilliant and I’m really happy with how it all went.”

Feedback from parents was also very positive. “It’s always great to hear feedback from parents especially when it’s positive,” said Adam.

“The feedback has been really positive with lots of parents and carers commenting on how engaging the activities were and how good the staff were.

“Positive feedback is always appreciated and we’re delighted that we’re delivering camps that are impacting people’s lives positively.

“I would urge anyone interested to get in-touch with myself or check out our website.”

Anyone interested in Camp Inspire should email: adamguirdham@spireitestrust.org.uk.

Anyone interested in Soccer Schools should email: robertstevenson@spireitestrust.org.uk.

Alternatively, you can call in at the HUB during opening hours and speak to a member of staff regarding any of the activities.