Local Community Projects Through To Finals Of Aviva Community Fund

They’ve counted counted the votes and it’s time to reveal which projects made it to the finals.

The following two local Projects have made it through to the finals of the Aviva Community Fund. Winners will be announced on 16th January 2018. We wish them all the best.

Break Dancing and front flipping to a better life – UC Crew

‘Break Dancing and Front Flipping to a better life’ will involve young people from the community.

Young People will learn how to eat healthy and lose weight through having fun, improve their mental health, boost self-confidence, increase happiness, learn social skills and make friends whilst learning Break Dancing and Parkour (Free running) skills.

Children and young people in today’s society are under so much stress with school, bullying and trying to fit in. UC Crew want to provide a safe haven for children and young people, where they are free to be themselves, whilst also tackling anti-social behaviour and violence on the streets.

Read more about their project here https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3858

JMSOD goes to Disneyland Paris – The Friends of Jeanette McCulloch

The Friends of Jeanette McCulloch is a voluntary committee set up by a a number of dance mums whose children dance at the Jeanette McCulloch School of Dance. JMSOD is a dance school based in St Helens and I’d like to tell you about an amazing opportunity that has arisen for our girls .

In October 2018 the dance school will hopefully be attending the International Festival of Dance at Disneyland Paris where the pupils will compete against children from Canada, Cyprus, Russia and Australia. This is a weekend packed with activities for children. They will compete in a dance festival, perform on the Disney stage, dance in a parade and take a class with Disney professionals. Some of the children attended the event in 2016 and hope to replicate it’s success. This is an amazing opportunity for our dancers and they have achieved so much to get the stage where they are ready to compete internationally.

Approximately 45 children will be taking to the stage at Disneyland Paris and they hope to raise £9000 towards the trip. This would allow us to donate £200 per child towards the cost of flights, accommodation and entrance fees for the competition. Some of our families will have two or three children participating in the event.

Read more about their project here https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3662

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