Posts for children/young people

Fundraiser for Valencia

Lovely little lass, Valencia, was born very poorly, starved of oxygen, unable to breathe for herself, floppy and lifeless. MRI showed Valencia had global damage to her brain resulting in grade 3 severe HIE (hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy). As Valencia grew, she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, affecting all limbs; she cannot […]

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Public Health England heat alert for the weekend

From Public Health England: Much of England is forecast to experience very warm weather from Saturday night through to Tuesday morning. Dr Owen Landeg, Scientific and Technical Lead at PHE, said: Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are […]

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Should you leave your child home alone during school hols?

Info from NSPCC: With the school summer holidays fast approaching, parents often ask us about the appropriate age to allow children to stay home or out alone. Every child is different so there’s no one rule for all, but between work, appointments and other family commitments, it’s inevitable that there […]

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Swim Safe returns to Bude this summer

Swim Safe, a free programme created by Swim England and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is set to return to the sea pool in Bude this summer, offering children aged 7-14 the opportunity to learn vital water safety skills. The RNLI and Swim England are encouraging families to book […]

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Bude Rugby Club ‘front and centre’ of national Rugby Force programme

By Peter White, from Sportsbeat: BUDE Rugby Club is ‘keeping up with modern times’ thanks to the intervention of the NatWest RugbyForce programme, according to president Julian Morris. The Cornwall-based club is a relatively new institution having formed in 1966, when a group of local members built the clubhouse that […]

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Budehaven Uniform Sale

It’s been a tough old year for many people, so it is great to see initiatives like this one for existing and prospective students and their families which also reduce waste and help the environment. Info is on the Budehaven website.     Sat’ 10th & 17th July 10am – […]

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Letter from NSPCC

Dear Editor, A tool that works to help young people get nude images or videos removed from the internet has been launched by the NSPCC’s Childline service and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). The Report Remove tool can be used by any young person under 18 to report a nude […]

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Bude Rugby Club return to action at Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup

With normality finally starting to return to the UK; it was rugby’s opportunity to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs.   Crediton RFC hosted a thrilling Under-11 and Under-12 grassroots developmental festival on Saturday as youngsters at last got the opportunity to […]

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‘Everyone’s Invited’ affects us all …

Someone locally contacted me the other day to draw my attention to the Everyone’s Invited campaign, which has set out to eradicate ‘rape culture’ in the UK (and globally). It is relevant to us all, and especially to those with children in schools and universities. As the website says: Rape […]

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Help Bude’s Leon raise funds for Chae

I’ve been asked to give this a share and am only too pleased to use the reach of Bude & Beyond to help out. On Leon’s Crowdfunding page, he writes: Recently, a very good friend of mine’s brother, Chae Jenkins, was diagnosed with a tumour on the brain. Incurable. In […]

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84% SW parents stress importance of play

Some 84% of parents of children in the South West aged three to twelve think playing outside will be important for their child’s wellbeing this summer – and over half say that they think their children have been more lonely, the NSPCC has found. In addition, 65% of parents in […]

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Child welfare referrals rise in SW

A sharp rise in child welfare referrals being made from the NSPCC helpline to external agencies such as the police or children’s services in the South West in the last year – against the backdrop of the pandemic – has been revealed by the child protection charity. There were 4,794 […]

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1 day left to help get a new Scout hut

Just 24 hrs left on this Crowdfunder Campaign. The aim is to build a new purpose built Scout Hut on our own new site in 2021 – to celebrate the Scout Group’s 50th Anniversary. The Crowdfunder says: 2nd Bude (Jacobstow) Scout Group is a thriving Cornish Scout Group supporting young […]

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Free Beach School sessions

We are almost fully booked! But there’s still space on our Beach School Sessions. Our Beach School Sessions are filling up fast and we are so excited! Classes are kicking off after Easter and we have lots of educational and interactive activities planned. Check out our timetable below and see which […]

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Bude Surf Life Saving Club receives cash boost

Bude Surf Life Saving Club has received £3,525 from Sport England as part of their Return to Play scheme. The money will be used to cover the costs associated with restarting ‘Covid 19 safe’ training for all ages within the club, including: An outside shower facility Signage, markers and rash […]

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