This January the Quest ‘Homecoming’ was hosted in Leamington. The ‘Homecoming’ event marks the completion of the quest programme and celebrates the achievement of the young men who have completed the journey. It is an important part of the quest because these young men may have never experienced acceptance within the community in which they live. Each young man was … Read More
Participants of the Quest began their journey on the residential and have been supported by attending weekly community ‘circles’ and meetings with a chosen mentor. The experience is powerful and not always easy for these men, who sometimes have never had a support network of positive male role models in their lives. Often the difficulties they face are complex and … Read More
In January a number of Abob Leamington men supported the Leamington Parkrun event at Newbold Comyn by taking part in a litter pick around the running routes. Attendees of Leamington Parkrun have towards the running of Quest programmes in 2019 and we are proud to be maintaining this link with the community!
Even with all the volunteer support, it costs us about £10k to run a Quest programme. We are continually looking for financial support, which comes from a variety of sources. Here are some of the recent success stories. Continued support by Warwickshire Crimebeat Warwickshire Crimebeat have committed £4,000 in their continued support of Abob Leamington. Crimebeat is a charity which … Read More
After much preparation, training and planning, we have successfully completed our first “Quest for Community” Rites of Passage weekend and welcomed our first cohort of young men into the Bristol circle! We now embark on a 12 week Quest cycle to embed the great work undertaken on this weekend into daily life.
We are delighted to welcome the new men into our Community and keep building the momentum for ABoB Manchester! Particular thanks to Will Barton for his work on engagment, as we continue to draw together a potent circle of men that is committed to holding and supporting young men in need of positive role models.
We are grateful to one of our newest volunteers, the regarded journalist Nirpal Dhaliwal, for being courageous and willing to undertake his own Rites of Passage weekend. He subsequently wrote the following article which captures both the spirit and the intention of our work, whilst being sensitive to the stories and journeys of both the participants and staff.
We’re grateful to the brilliant Guardian journalist Iman Amrani for exploring the theme of masculinity and featuring voices that are not often heard in mainstream news. We’re also extremely grateful to Pat Beach, Ben Dalby and the other men from abandofbrothers. Their willingness, courage and honesty models the kind of intergenerational relationships and sense of community that we’re proud to … Read More