A Month of Sharing & Giving


As we enter December, we are celebrating what’s on for young people this festive season and sharing ways that you can support the youth sector in Westminster this month.

Introducing the Westminster Advent Calendar. Every day until 25th December, we’ll open a door to share with you a holiday programme, fundraising campaign or upcoming event from our amazing YWF community. There’s lots of ways to give a helping hand to young people this month, and in return a whole host of activities on offer in Westminster to celebrate the end of the year in style!

Got something you’d like to add to our calendar? We’d love to include activities from all our members. Please email Sam on sam@youngwestminster.com with more details.

Follow the campaign on social media using #WestminsterAdventCalendar.

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    DAY FOUR: Visit the Trafalgar Square Tree

    Christmas is officially nearly upon us as the famous tree in the middle of Trafalgar Square turned on its lights last night.

    The tree has been donated to the people of Britain by Norway each year once 1945! Why not head down one weekend to see it in action?

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    DAY SEVENTEEN: Train as a bike mechanic

    #WestminsterWheels offers residents aged 18-24 an exciting six-month paid programme in cycle mechanics.

    Developed by Westminster Council with Groundwork & Cycle Confident, it’s the perfect opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the growing cycle industry!

    Email liz.byrne@groundwork.org.uk to book a taster day.

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    DAY NINE: Visit the Choose Love Installation

    Our brilliant founding partner Shaftesbury has teamed up with Choose Love to create this stunning light installation on Carnaby Street.

    Visit after dark to see it in action and browse their pop-up shop to raise funds for refugees over the festive period!

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    DAY TWELVE: Visit The Giving Bear

    Created using over 3,000 reused milk bottles and upcycled wood, this spectacular polar bear is now on display in Berkeley Square Gardens.

    New West End Company have teamed up with Veolia to create this life-sized environmentally friendly light sculpture, which is also helping raise money for Frontline UK. Go and say hello before 30 December!

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    DAY FIFTEEN: Celebrate with 2-3 Degrees

    2-3 Degrees are ending the year with a bang and having a virtual party tomorrow evening!

    To celebrate a year of inspiring more young people to fulfil their potential, there’ll be games & quizzes with prizes to be won. Join the fun live on Zoom from 5.30 until 7pm.

    Sign up using the link in their Instagram bio (@2_3degrees)

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    DAY EIGHTEEN: Share some gratitude

    We want to say a huge thank you to the amazing youth workers & youth services for their tireless commitment during this difficult year.

    Our members have been constant sources of inspiration for us, and we are grateful for everything you do to transform the lives of young people in Westminster!

    What are you grateful for this year?

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    DAY TWENTY-ONE: Take part in a holiday programme

    Our members still have lots going on for young people in Westminster this week.

    Fourth Feathers is running a special Christmas programme until Wednesday including arts & crafts, sports and plenty of games.

    View the full schedule at bit.ly/4FeathersXmas

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    On the final day of our #WestminsterAdventCalendar, all that’s left is to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

    We look forward to seeing you in 2021, for another year of supporting the Westminster community alongside our incredible members & partners.