First festival organised by Youth Forum attracts hundreds

Zorb at Wendover Festival

Zorb at Wendover Festival

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The first Wendover Festival organised by the town’s Youth Forum proved a big hit with about 400 young people attending.

The fun event saw a large array of inflatable games and interactive fun available all over the Colet Field and one of the most popular items were the Zorbs.

A festival spokesman said: “On the day, Budgens supplied burgers which were loved by everyone. Wendover Youth Forum provided the personnel.

“Members of the Youth Forum were visible everywhere, wearing their red tee-shirts. Fortunately it was an afternoon for eating ice cream in the sun which must have helped to boost takings!”

Funding for the festival, which took place on Saturday, July 11, came from Budgens and the Youth Forum through the Apprentice scheme.

Wendover Youth Forum would like to thank so many people who helped on the day including:

John Colet School

Café in the Woods

Wendover Football Club

Fun4kids

Bounce Crazy

Martin Godfrey Electricians

Aylesbury Youth for Christ

Wendover Youth Centre

The ‘Apprentice’ is a challenge started by Wendover Youth Club last September to encourage entrepreneurial spirit in local young people.

Putting on this event was a huge learning curve for all involved and has developed organisation skills many didn’t realise they had.

Wendover Youth Forum has been running since 2013 and is involved with a number of activities apart from the festival.

These include: Research in to local needs, providing new and fun activities for local youth groups including Sports Cage, Sumos, Go-Carts and training days.

The members also organise residential weekends and the Apprentice project in partnership with Budgens of Wendover.

If you would like to get involved or support the work of the Youth Forum, please contact the group.

Visit www.youthforum.co.uk/wendover/