St Andrews Methodist Youth Centre is 50 years old in 2017!
We celebrated this by holding a Golden Egg Trail around Filton March 8th – April 8th and then a community weekend April 8-9th.
Free Egg Trail:
We produced a Golden Egg trail map -with 50 locations around Filton. Trail maps were distributed through Filton primary schools, Library, Children’s Centre, Abbeywood Tots nurseries, churches, youth centres, and our egg locations.
All people needed to do was find the Eggs which were displayed in windows / shops / notice boards and community buildings. Each had a unique word printed on it. They then wrote the word onto the story in their trail map to complete a story about Filton and the youth centre!
There was a small prize (button badge) for everyone who completed the trail! On April 8th anyone who brought in a completed trail map were entered into a prize draw for a jumbo prize!
Ella and Mia were our very happy winners!
12-3pm there was a free community event at the youth centre including stalls, displays, games, raffle, tombolas, face painting, bouncy castle, climbing wall, and members of the UK Garrison (Star Wars characters) also joined us! Lots of fun for all the family!
There was a special service at St Andrews Methodist Church to commemorate the 50 years of the youth centre. The youth centre was built in 1966-67 as a memorial to 11 members of the youth club, including the Leader, that died following a tragic minibus crash in 1962. Following the service there was a rededication and blessing led by Rev Hilary Cooke and a lovely bring and share lunch at the youth centre until 1.30pm.