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Invitation To Tender 2019

free@last have the opportunity for a qualified and experienced consultant to work with us this Autumn. For more information please download the ITT document here free@last Invitation To Tender July 2019

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The High Sheriff of the West Midlands Award

We were exceptionally honoured to have been invited to join with other guests at the High Sheriff of the West Midlands Awards Dinner, in St Martins Church in the city centre. This prestigious occasion was to mark the individuals and organisations who have been inspirational over the last 12 months and beyond, across the whole of the West Midlands. Unexpectedly, free@last was included in the awards in recognition of great and valuable services to the community of Nechells. We are exceptionally proud and humbled by this award and will continue to live and work to the standards that have been awarded here. Our thanks go to Chris Loughran, the High Sheriff, for his support and recognition of our work, thank you.

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Nechells Lions have heart

The Nechells Lions had a tough match in the latest competition, as they only had 6 players turn up, but still decided to play the match against a team of 14 players, fielding a rotating 9. Not only did they have a third less players, they had thick fog to navigate through, right up until the end, when the sun came out! although they lost the match 14:1, the showed their true heart as they battled on to the end. Well done boys.



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Gowlings WLG supporting our young people

At the end of 2018, a team from international solicitor firm Gowlings WLG & Co, pledged to support free@last in any way they could. One of the team, Richard Lowe, ran a half marathan to raise money towards taking a group of young people to visit the Gowlings office in London. Richard bought the train tickets, joined us on the journey to London and arranged a tour of the building and guest speakers. Following a lovely lunch and a ‘short’ stroll along the banks of the River Thames we ended up visiting the London Dungeons. This was a great day for our young people and we are exceptionally thankful to Richard and the team who for supporting free@last and organising this excellent trip.

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Candy Bubbles 10th Anniversary

Our very own Naomi Spencer, founder and director of Candy Bubbles (and also manager of the Nechells Lions), celebrated her 10th Anniversary of Candy Bubbles. It was a lovely evening of celebration, memories, friends and family joining together for a fun filled evening showing what has been achieved from a girl from Nechells. Naomi epitomises inspiration, passion and drive to achieve and is a great role model for our young people. Oh, and she was raising money for free@last too, her chosen charity 🙂


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Would you like to work for us?

We work with children and young people, their families, neighbours and the whole community to make a difference in their lives.

With grants from 2 different trusts, including Children in Need, we are able to increase our youth work delivery and recruit new members to our youth work team.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic, hardworking and dynamic people who share our values and passion for young people. If you are committed, like a challenge and you want to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people then we would like to hear from you.

Senior Youth Worker

Full Time (40 hours min)

Salary £23,000

You will need to be

  • Experience in leading a youth team
  • Motivated, driven and adaptable
  • Experienced in a variety of youth work styles, delivering traditional and project based youth work
  • You will be able to work evenings and weekends to work to drive forward the ambitions of youth work.
  • Able to produce a creative and dynamic youth work programme.


Part Time (13 hours each)

Salary:   £8 per hour

You will be

  • Experienced in a variety of mentoring methods and situations.
  • Experienced working with children and young people with complex issues.
  • Expected to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends
  • Creative and flexible.

For more information please contact by email: jacqui@freeatlast.st  or call 0121 327 5959 and ask for Jacqui

Please send your CV with along with a cover letter addressing the job specification, before the end of May

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Aston Villa FC Legends supporting free@last

Our charity Ambassador, Tony Morley, has once gain gathered some of his European Cup winning team to retell the stories, 35 years on from their iconic victory.

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Big Build Update

In June 2016 we began demolishing our old building to make way for a brand new youth centre. Half way through the main contractor entered a CVA and became insolvent.

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Donate by TEXT

There are many ways that you can help us to reach our shortfall and complete our amazing young and community centre. The easiest way is by texting BIGB10£10 to 70070. 

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