Our summer Youth2Go Creative Inspiration week provides a unique inspirational opportunity for children whose budding creative talents have been shackled by their cancer and the trauma of surgery and lengthy debilitating treatment. We re-awaken the children’s innate creative curiosity and help them to unleash their unrealised and burgeoning artistic talents.

In 2017 our creative group of kids from Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex are staying at the Kingswood Inspired Learning Centre overlooking Whitecliff Bay on the beautiful Isle of Wight

The group will enjoy a week of painting and music under the inspirational guidance of Johny from London’s Gallery Midnight, retired music teacher Jim, and instrumentalist Tommo, who put down his guitar and drumsticks to research into childhood cancers at Manchester University’s Viral Oncology Research Laboratories.

When not painting the scenic delights of Wight, or making music around the evening campfire at Kingswood, the kids will take time off to for swimming, body boarding or searching the beach rock pools for crabs and stranded mermaids.

Three earlier Youth2Go youngsters have gone on to study Art or Music at College. We hope that others will discover a similar creative path to fulfilment and success through the Youth2Go experience.

We thank Ray Collins Charitable Trust of Wantage for their donation of a complete range of musical and percussion instruments, easels and art materials for our Creative Workshops. Wantage Town Girls Football Club and the Peaky Climbers are sponsoring this year’ s Youth2Go week in memory of Maisie Norton who enlivened our Youth2Go programme, (and her Wantage Town Girls Football team), with her joyful presence until cancer took her from us.

IOW Beach

Isobel painting

Gorey Bay by Izzy Bristow,

Tom drums

Tom prepares his first Create2Go musical workshop

Adam Reeves

Adam and Izzy at a Create2Go class on Gorey quay