Highland CHAMPS

The Highland CHAMPS are a group based in Clachnaharry, Inverness - we welcome any young person who identifies as care-experienced. Whether you are a care-leaver, looked after at home, fostered, adopted, in residential care or other, we provide a safe space for activities, opportunities, socialising and FUN!

Join us at some of our free groups:
Leadership CHAMPS - every 2nd Monday, 5.30pm-7.30pm
For teens and young adults interested in exploring and changing the care system.

Social CHAMPS - every 2nd Wednesday, 4pm-6.30pm
For teens and young adults to meet other care-experienced young people, chill out and have fun.

Little CHAMPS - every Thursday, 4pm-6pm
For primary school care-experienced young people, or the children of care-experienced adults who wish to come along and meet other parents.

Music Hub - every 2nd Wednesday
Music classes facilitated by Feis Rois.

For more information or to confirm dates, please contact one of the following -
Laura Graham Hollie Drever

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Christmas updates

Christmas can be a difficult time for Care-Experienced Young People (CEYP) in the Highlands, with many facing isolation from their families and friends. Some young people in residential units face a Christmas in care with one member of staff whilst their peers experience dinner and gifts with their loved ones. A young Highlander with this experience pitched an idea so that this would not have to be the only option for young people again - and so The Highland Champs youth club along with support from organisations such as The Calman Trust and Highland Council are making this dream a reality and hosting the first ever Christmas for Care Experienced Young People in the Highlands! Providing dinner, music, gifts and a sense of belonging at The Highland Rugby Club, 1-6pm.

The more money raised, the bigger our event can be, and we can reach out to more young people from remote and rural areas. Fundraising will help provide an amazing meal, presents and entertainment on the day as well as opening travel options for young people. Any additional funding will go towards next year's event, future Highland Champs activities and supporting the Who Cares? Scotland Christmas Event in Glasgow.

Donations are being collected through our JustGiving page and for donations of raffle prizes, please contact Maryellen.fegan@highland.gov.uk.

 

Poster for the CHAMPS schedule

Fundraising for CHAMPSmas

29 November 2019 - Afternoon tea
Clachnaharry Old School 12pm - 3pm

3 December 2019 - Hair and beauty
Fundraising event at UHI

5 December 2019 - Body shop party
Eastgate Centre 4pm - 7pm
Cost - £10

 

Poster for CHAMPS Christmas event

Merry CHAMPSmas
A Christmas day for CEYP