16th Jul, 2019

Redditch charity Boys2Men celebrates another year of forging bonds

Harry Leach 20th Sep, 2018

A REDDITCH charity which helps fathers and their sons build a strong relationship, is celebrating another successful year, and is looking forward to many more to come.

Volunteers at ‘Boys2Men’, based in the Ecumenical Centre, have been running a ‘dads and lads’ programme in local schools for more than 10 years.

The charity is best illustrated by its strapline – ‘Nurturing lads by empowering dads’.

Phil Williams, a volunteer at the charity, said: “We are still going really strong and it’s fantastic to know it’s been another great year for Boys2Men.”

One of the main activities in the six-week programme is getting each dad and their son to build a working model out of old junk materials.

This is usually followed with a session entitled ‘Dads Chat’, where they can both discuss different aspects of family life each week.

Topics such as ‘how well do we know each other?’ And ‘how I feel when I’m praised’ are often discussed in the 10 minute chat.

They also arrange fun activities to do together in the future.

It has long been recognised that positive male role models are vital in the lives of

Last December Boys2Men won an award at an official ceremony in Westminster and received national recognition for their work.

Boys2Men traditionally works with 11 to 14 year-old boys and their Dads or father figures. There are five evening sessions and two camping weekends throughout the summer where Dads spend time with their boys, undertaking teambuilding challenges.

The Dads and Lads sessions typically work with youngsters aged seven to eight.

For more information about the charity and their services email adminb2m@btconnect.com or telephone the office on 01527 61580.

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