Month: August 2016

Girls Night – Fish and Chips on the beach

Girls Night is a group for girls aged between 16 and 25 who have an additional need. Girls Night runs on the last Tuesday of every month, and gives the girls an opportunity to catch up with friends and have some fun. Each session is based on what the girls would like to do, as yesterday was our last session of the summer holidays we decided to meet for Fish and Chips on the beach. The weather was beautiful and sunny and the girls enjoyed having a chance to meet up outside of The HUB, together they talked about how their summer holidays had been and what they had planned for September. After finishing our chips we played some ball games and built amazing sand castles! We then all gathered to watch the sunset before heading home, it was a great evening and the girls are all looking forward to their session next month, where we have planned to sing on the karaoke!IMG_1236


Sunflower Project goes Go Karting – August 2016

Sometimes you have to be brave to have fun.  And so it was when we took eight 8-12 year olds go karting.  On one of the hottest afternoons this summer the mixed group got dressed up in thick racing overalls, balaclavas, helmets, neck guards and gloves before chasing each other around the Guernsey Karting track.  The race briefing was all about how to go, how to stop and what the signals meant.

There was a certain amount of anxiety before we started, the go karts go fast and you have to believe you can be in control.   The first lap was a journey into the unknown, particularly in a group where not everyone knew each other.  I was so impressed how they set off with caution and gradually speeded up – some more than others. The driver’s challenge was to beat their last lap time not someone in the next kart.


Everyone increased their skills and when they were flagged in at half time they formed a perfect line up.  At the end of the half hour they rolled in looking very hot and buzzing with excitement.


With some snacks to finish we heard a bit more about what it is like round the chicane or when the karts get too close.


We are very grateful to the lovely person who donated the session for eight young people to The HUB. A further huge thanks goes to Karting Guernsey who were brilliant.

For anyone who knows about the HUB staff challenge of 150 chocolate free days (our challenge to celebrate 150 years of Barnardo’s . If you would like to support us please check out I can assure you that the staff team (Grace nor I) did not eat any of the choc treats.

Line up


Denise Ozanne

Sunflower Project

Sexual Health Drop in

The Orchard Centre will be holding a drop in at The HUB every Friday from 3:45-5pm. At this drop in young people will be able to access, confidential advice, free condoms, self-screening for chlamydia and emergency contraception.


Laura, a sexual health nurse from The Orchard Centre will be coming into The HUB every Friday. We hope that by having a consistent drop in run by The Orchard Centre young people will feel more comfortable accessing the service.


If you would like to find out more about our sexual health drop in, then text 07781 122959.


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