John’s blog 1: Thanks to staff – old and new

John Dumbell is in post and underway as our new team leader and I have already seen how big are his shoulders. The place is booming and John is loving the job he describes ‘It is with great pride I take on ….one of my long term aspirations’.  Back him folks, lets back him. He is a ‘Pied Piper’ in the Everton district and it is a wonder to behold how many folk know and love him dearly. We are in good hands I promise you.

Dave Breo left us at the end of July and we gave him a great send off.  He will stay in good touch and is making his way back in the world of ordinary work. He will miss us and we will miss him. He has been a great influence over the past 7 years.  He is a great communicator and that’s where he needs to be next… teaching or preaching. Thanks, man. When you spot the next big slogan ‘Real Men…..like flowers, don’t carry knives can do this’ etc etc…. that will be Breo’s creation.

My old mate Julian Charley, warden and neighbour at the Shewsy from c. 1975-1987 died recently and there was an amazing thanksgiving service for him in Malvern. I couldn’t make it, but old work colleagues from here did attend. The collection came to the Shewsy as a donation.

I have some great ‘stick’ stories I can tell against Julian (which he has laughed at) but seriously…. what a wonderful piece of work Julian and Claire delivered in Everton. See you soon Jules, we will laugh and delight in the privilege of doing some time together in Everton.

John Hutch

New Inbetweenagers club

In addition to Thursday night project night, we have introduced an ‘Inbetweenagers’ group for young people in school years 6,7 and 8. This was done in consultation with local families when we noticed there was a number of young people who had grown out of junior club but didn’t feel comfortable or confident enough to make the step up in o seniors. So far this has been a great success – averaging 25 young people – per session all of whom are engaging positively. We have since registered in excess of 120 members whose postcodes map from Everton, Aintree, Knotty Ash, Fazakerley, Walton, Maghull, Bootle and even the Wirral. This tells us that our reach has considerably broadened, although the majority of members are still within walking distance.

 

Fundraising with Tesco

The Shewsy is participating in Tesco’s Bags of Help local community grant scheme during the whole of February. The scheme uses the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores to fund thousands of community projects across the UK.

The Shewsy is participating in the scheme during February and anyone can vote for the Shewsy by using a token in one of the participating shops.  To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value and you will then receive one token per transaction which you can use to cast your vote.

Please see below a list of all the stores taking part in the voting on our project. Feel free to share this list of stores amongst our supporters and within the local community.

  • LIVERPOOL METRO   L1 1DP
  • LIVERPOOL GREAT CROSSHALL ST EXP    L3 2BR
  • BROWNLOW HLL LIV EXP    L3 5UB
  • EDGE HILL METRO   L7 3HE
  • LPOOL OLD HALL ST EXP   L3 9RQ
  • MOUNT PLEASANT LIV EXP  L3 5RY
  • LIVERPOOL ONE     L1 4AF
  • LIVERPOOL BOLD ST EXP   L1 4HF
  • LORD ST LIVERPOOL EXP   L2 9SA
  • LPOOL LONDON RD EXP     L3 8JA
  • MYRTLE ST LIVERPOOL EXP L7 7EL
  • LPOOL PRESCOT ST EXP    L7 8UH
  • LIVERPOOL STRAND ST EXP L2 0PP
  • LIVERPOOL DALE ST EXP   L2 2HJ

To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the tesco website here:  www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/

If successful we could receive up to £5000, so please let everyone know!

Annual Report

We have recently published our Annual Report and accounts for the year ending March 2016.  You can read them here.

Links with Shrewsbury school

A recent article in Shropshire Magazine gave an excellent summary of the links between Shrewsbury School and the Shewsy Youth Club – from their beginnings in 1903 to the close ties still existing today.

Read the article here.