Highflying all in aid of youth activities

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 27th March 2024

A community youth activities initiative is set to receive a cash boost after a Derbyshire mum takes part in a skydive.
Shamin Clare is set to jump from an airplane – all in aid of raising money for AYUP (Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision) which is a volunteer run initiative which offers a multitude of weekly activities for youngsters in the town.
A spokesman for AYUP said: “Alfreton is full of amazing people. Shamin Clare is one of them.
“She’s going to be completing a skydive on April 9 and all funds raised will go straight to AYUP to help keep the clubs running.
“If you can, please donate. Every penny really does help to keep the clubs free for the young people of Alfreton.”
Shamin has set up an online fundraising page where people can donate to the cause. On her ‘Justgiving’ page she states: “On April 9 at Langar Airfield, Nottingham, I’m going to jump out of plane to help raise funds for youth activities in Alfreton.
“I’ve never been great with heights, but I do like pushing myself and taking on new challenges – even if it scares the life out of me.
“So, if I’m going to jump out of an actual plane and tandem skydive back to earth, then there’s no better motivation to overcome my fear than by raising money for youth activities in my home town of Alfreton.
“Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision (AYUP) are a charitable organisation who fund youth activities in the town. Since Derbyshire County Council stopped funding youth services over ten years ago, Alfreton has had no youth club.
“Soley dependent on donations, AYUP provide free activities for teenagers, which include music and art workshops, a sports club, acrobatics, games, self defence, Dungeons & Dragons, as well as just a youth club offering a safe space to hang out.”
She continued: “This is a cause very close to my heart. My daughter Evie would have been a teenager by now, and my son Noah is one of many young people growing up in an area where very few organisations are willing to support them outside of school.
“AYUP are doing a great job, and need our help to continue this good work.
“I’ve paid for the skydive myself, so every penny you help me raise will go straight to AYUP and the young people of Alfreton.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so by going to here

To read more Spirit of Alfreton articles about AYUP go to here

To keep up to date with what’s happening at AYUP sessions go to here

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