The Founders

The Founders

We moved on to the Druids Heath estate in 2001 and at that time there were no youth clubs or community events on the estate for children. We decided along with our friends to hire the hall for a couple of hours on a Wednesday evening to provide somewhere safe for them to play. For the first week there where 12 children and they had a great time so we decided to hire the hall for the following week. We had a total shochk as 43 children turned up! This really encouraged us as our children had told their friends what they had done the week before and invited them along. We were astonished and didn’t know what to do with them. Fortunately at the time, one of our friends was a teacher and his skills certainly came in handy. That was the beginning of The Spearhead Youth project.

We sought advice and guidance, applied for funding from SRB5 and bought some music equipment, sports equipment and organised a trip to Alton Towers. This lead us to pioneer a charity for the youth project called Spearhead Youth Project enabling us to apply for more funding. We took both old and young on trips to Wales and The isle of Arran, in Scotland.

Sid, the now chairman joined the old committee that managed Bells Farm Community Centre and became an active member, but slowly the committee members dwindled and a consultant advised us to merge the two charities together so in 2009 Sid and Dot and a couple of others co-founded the new charity called The Spearhead Trust at Bells Farmhouse.