About the BFF
Updated: Feb 6
Steve Burton reports.... BIG FUTURES FOUNDATION or BFF was the theme of our speaker Claire Douglas on January 28th – a big title for a small relatively unknown entity started at her kitchen table some 4 years ago, whose passion and dedication was so plain to see.
Childhood deprivations, in its many forms, are indentified throughout the country and York is no exception, despite its overall appearance and can be found at its most prevalent in identifiable post code areas.
Apparent in 5 year olds, year 1 children at primary school these children, parents, carers and siblings are identified for special mentoring, tutoring and self esteem raising, which will be available to them throughout their school life, helping them achieve the best for them selves, not only academically, but in life choices into the adult work or further education.
The charity is growing slowly, with initial intake now approaching Year 4, with some 38 children directly involved. This which will grow exponentially as further year groups added and more post code areas brought in.
York Rotary thanked profusely for our recent donation enabling most participants, including families, to attend the panto; an experience most would not have had the chance to do in the past.
I’m sure all agreed a superb ‘from little acorns’ story and if any of these most unfortunate children can reach their school ending with the satisfaction of knowing they’ve achieved their best academically and socially, then society will benefit greatly.