The young people of Believe Achieve CIC showcased everything great about youth work and their community when they hosted an Inspire 2022 event.
The event, in Farnworth, Bolton, included a range of stalls, rides and attractions, with some special guests on stage to entertain the crowds. The Believe Achieve Dance Crew were joined by Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande tribute acts before a firework display ended the entertainment in style.
The day also marked the opening of Believe Achieve’s new youth centre, which houses a music studio, games room, dance stage, and other facilities for the area’s young people.
In addition to creating and managing the event, the young people were also on hand to liaise with the media and help to promote the day.
It all made for an incredible youth-led community event, which epitomised the Inspire 2022 programme. Marking the tenth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Inspire 2022 uses national events as a springboard for young people to design positive activities for their own communities, bridging community divides and giving young people a voice.
Believe Achieve Executive Coordinator Tunde Olasupo said:
“I’m speechless with the huge support from everyone! Firstly, our young advisory group did extremely great and not to forget our super human volunteers who work tirelessly and went extra miles in raising money for the centre online and offline. Thank you to you all – we all did it!”
The event leads beautifully into #iwill Week, which begins on Monday (21 November) and is an annual celebration of the work young people, #iwill ambassadors and champions, and partners are leading up and down the UK.
Inspire 2022 is funded by £1.2m from Spirit of 2012 and £500,000 from the #iwill Fund (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).