Young Ambassadors Program


41 Club signed up to the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) in 2018 and 3 young people from GB&I visited either India or South Africa in 2019. We were due to have a tour around GB&l in 2020 and fully join the programme. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the whole programme was cancelled and again in 2021. Therefore, this was our inaugural year of hosting young people from other countries.

Our first YAP tour started on Sunday 16th July with 12 young people flying into Heathrow from around the world, to be met by National President, Steve James and other 41 ers. They were then taken to a Youth Hostel in Beaconsfield.

They then spent next 3 days visiting the sights of London and experiencing the Capital.

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Outside the Tower of London

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A Beefeater Tour Guide

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A flight on the London Eye

The tour next moved to the Northwest with a trip to the Lake District, followed by a day in Liverpool, including a visit to the Cavern Club.

Moving on for the next 3 nights to The Midlands, which involved a trip to Marchesi House, followed by Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds. The next move was to South Wales where they were hosted by President Steve, who along with Gail Ventress, each whose birthday it was, arranged a party including karaoke.

Finally, the last night was spent in Reading with a final night get together at a member's house and garden next to the river Thames.

Many thanks must go to all involved, especially Gail Ventress, who accompanied them the whole time, also driving the minibus as her husband - YAP Convener Andy had an operation the day after they all arrived.

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Group Gathering With Steve James, National President

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