Youth Summer Party 2024

Summer Youth Party 2024

SECH Youth Hub will host its annual summer party on Friday 30th August 2024. This year action and adventure are in the air with a superhero-themed party.

With free slushes and refreshments to supercharge your superpowers, arts, crafts and games to hone your skills, face painting to bring out the inner superhero in you and a raffle, looks like this summer is going to be super.

From 12 pm – 3 pm at North Road Chapel, SS0 7AH.

Find Out About Our Amazing Youth Hub Summer Activities

South Essex Community Hub’s Youth Hub is gearing up for a fun summer! There is a little something for everyone with arts and crafts, movie days, and sports days.

If you are interested in finding out about the Youth Hub, please email JamesHunt@sech-uk.com so he can speak with you. Please be aware that there is limited capacity; thus, spaces will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis.

Below is a calendar of what the Youth Hub will be up to this summer.

Week 1 Activities:

Wednesday 3rd August:

Get creative and make your own sand bottle.
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Thursday 4th August:

Social/Free Session
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Friday 5th August:

Battle against your friends in Sumo Suits.
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Week 2:

Tuesday 9th August:

Bounce to your heart’s content at a Bouncy Castle Fun Day.
Location & Time: Meet at Chapel at 11:00 am, then move to Priory Park from 11:30-13:30.

Wednesday 10th August:

Show off your skills in a talent show.
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Thursday 11th August:

Battle against your friends in a Nerf War.
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Week 3:

Wednesday 17th August:

Get your game on with a Games Day.
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Thursday 18th August:

It’s time to prepare for Sports/American day, where you will design T-shirts.
Location: Club Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Friday 19th August:

It’s Sports Day, and there will be plenty of activities to get stuck into, such as Juice Pong, Sumo Suits, and a Tug of War. There will also be a lovely BBQ.
Location: The Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Week 4:

Wednesday 24th August:

Get creative and paint your own canvas.
Location: The Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Thursday 25th August:

Social/Free Session
Location: The Chapel
Time: 10:00-12:00

Friday 26th August:

Get ready to dance the afternoon away at an end-of-summer party.
Location: The Chapel
Time: 12:00-15:00

Local MP commends our fantastic work in the Southend community

On the 1st of July, we invited James Duddridge, MP (Rochford & Southend East) to our Victoria site to show him our work at South Essex Community Hub.

Friday was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the services we provide at SECH. We were able to show him our spaces and highlight how we are helping the local community through the support we provide.

Our volunteers also had the chance to speak to James about the charity’s impact on them, giving James insight into the power of volunteering with SECH.

“It was great to have James down to talk to him about the work we volunteers do for the community, ” said Michael Taylor.

James Duddridge speaking to volunteer John Pickering.

We were able to feature our successes, such as receiving the Queen’s Award for voluntary service and our recent establishment of a new Youth service offer, a service the local community has been missing in recent years.

David Preston showing James Duddridge the Queen’s Award.

The members at the Youth Hub worked together to create a video presentation for James, welcoming him to the Youth Hub, presenting the activities offered at the youth hub, and talking about how much they love, enjoy, and appreciate the youth’s space Hub provides.

Youth hub members working with volunteer John to create the showcase for James Duddridge.

We thank James for taking the time to come and visit us at SECH. Being able to show a local MP the value of our service is a fantastic opportunity.

“We were delighted to invite James to visit our community hub and show all the positive work Sech is doing in our new city.” – said David Preston, Chief Operating Officer.

A photo of our staff and volunteers with James Duddridge.

Summer Holiday Club 2021

Throughout August South Essex Community Hub provided a holiday club for children free of charge. 

Our holiday club was based at St. Mary’s primary school, which had a fantastic sports hall for the children to use, a big sports field and use of the school’s kitchen. We felt so honoured and lucky to be able to use the school’s space and the children were very happy that every day they were able to engage in activities.

We had over 200 children attend the club taking part in all kinds of activities over the four weeks. With the help of our amazing and dedicated team, we were able to run activities such as arts and crafts, gymnastics, multi sports, slip and slide, bouncy castles, BBQ’s and much more.

South Essex Community Hub also provided fun days out to Adventure Island, hire of a cinema room to enjoy a film, Priory Parks bouncy castle fun and day trip to LEGOLAND. Parents were delighted and the children felt very lucky to be able to enjoy all these fun activities. In addition over 200 hot meals/packed lunches were provided for the children alongside healthy snacks throughout the day. 

The staff and volunteers at SECH felt overjoyed that they were able to play such a vital role in supporting these children. It is likely that if the holiday club didn’t run these children wouldn’t be able to afford all the activities and trips provided.

National Lottery Community Fund Awards SECH £176,200 to create new Youth Hub in Southend

South Essex Community Hub, a leading Charity in South Essex, received a grant of £176,200. The grant was endowed by The National Lottery Community Fund for the purpose of Creating a Youth Hub.

The goal of the project is to create a community space that will provide a safe place to young people. We aim to create an environment that is open and non-judgemental, working in a person centre approach. We aim to provide an environment to support and encourage young people to make positive choices.

Youth Hub user Jack: “The Youth Hub is a safe place; I love to go there. It keeps me away from gang culture here”

South Essex Community Hub is an award-wining charity winner of the 2020 Queens Awards for Voluntary Service. SECH was created in Southend on sea registered as Charity in 2017. SECH has created a successful community hub model, supporting residents in Southend on Sea. SECH is an open innovative charity looking to work with partners, services to create new and different ways to support our community.