Feast Feb18

See report below.

Annual Report (February 2019)

In December 2017 we started running Feast youth drop-in at the Bradbury Centre.  Anyone of ages 13-16 were welcomed and the drop-in featured an element of cooking and eating together.  Just as Jesus did with his followers.  The project ran for three terms with the help of youth workers and volunteers from Wokingham Baptist Church, Norreys Church and Kings Church.  An average of 12 young people attended each fortnightly session and the group bonded well. We were particularly pleased to be able to accommodate young people with autism.  At the start of summer 2018, Wokingham Council came to us to encourage us to bid for funding to expand the drop-in to run weekly.  One of the councillor's son's was a Feast regular.

But it was with great sadness that this project has now come to an end.  For a number of practical reasons we didn't have the capacity to run it weekly, and the strain was beginning to show on everyone involved in the project.  We officially ended this project at the end of the summer 2018 term, but continue to run the occasional event, inviting ex-Feast young people.  Many of the group have been signposted to other projects that they can benefit from.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to Andrew Honeyman and the Methodist Church choir for putting up with the noise on a Friday night and to Kings Church, Norreys Church and Wokingham Baptist Church for helping this project run for as long as it did.

Jason Bowles