Rathbone Youth Club were very proud to have two of our young people invited to attend the City Bridge Trust Chairman’s Dinner on 13th November 2018 at The Old Bailey in central London.

They are both members of Dare London, the youth advisory board at London Youth.

They have both been involved with City Leaders, London Youth’s youth action programme which is funded by City Bridge Trust.

“Wow, this event was like a dream come true! I can’t believe I got to wear such a beautiful dress, it made me feel beautiful and special! I can’t thank my youth worker and the London Youth staff enough for believing in me and allowing me to have the opportunity to come to such an important and iconic place like The Old Bailey, even my mum was proud! I was sat on a table with so many important people but what was amazing was they made me feel just as important. I was shy but I still had an amazing time. Being a part of Rathbone Youth Club, you (young people) get to try so many new things and the staff encourage you to do things outside of your comfort zone like going to this event! My mum says she can’t believe how confident I am now and how much I have learnt.”

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“This was such an amazing opportunity, I met people that I could never have dreamt I would meet. Before I went I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to hold a proper conversation with all the ‘posh people’ in the room but staff from London Youth helped me to rehearse and prepare some conversation points and then Charline and Andrew from Rathbone Youth Club reassured me that I would be great before I left the youth club so I just tried to focus on the positive things. Once I got to the event I was sat next to a lovely lady called Sandra who made me feel really comfortable. I was able to tell her all about Rathbone Youth Club and she was really impressed by all the great stuff that we get to do. Being a member of Rathbone’s Youth Management Team has helped me to access so many amazing opportunities but this has to be one of the best!”