Young people take positive action in South Bank

10 October 2013

Young people from South Bank and Grangetown are coming together to build their confidence, make friends and strengthen ties in their community through a range of activities provided by Kidz Konnekt - a local charity that has been awarded funding of over £24,000 by People’s Health Trust – using money raised by HealthImprove through The Health Lottery.

Young people aged between 8 and 16 are getting together three times a week after school to take part in activities of their choice. Youth forums made up of local young people decide on the activities, which are then led by young leaders taking part in their young leaders programme.

Paddy O’Rourke, Project Coordinator, Kidz Konnekt, said: “The activities at the club are  designed and delivered by the young people who attend the youth club, and include dance, football, walking, yoga, as well as sessions on  growing vegetables. We’re also training some of the young people to become local champions within the community and lead sessions within the youth club, developing confidence, new skills and stronger ties in the community.”

Supported by volunteers, Kidz Konnekt activities will be delivered free of charge.

John Hume – Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, said: “It’s great that young people have got so involved in organising activities that they want to take part in at their local youth club. As well as having a good time they’re learning new things and making sure that young people in South Bank have a voice.”

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Notes to editors

People's Health Trust is an independent charity helping to address health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company, distributing grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

HealthImprove is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in County Durham, Stockton on Tees, Redcar, Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Hartlepool. http://www.healthhopecic.org.uk/community-health-lotteries.html

The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk

Kidz Konnekt is a registered charity who work with young people aged between 8 and 19 years old living in South Bank and Grangetown, providing youth drop in sessions, after school clubs, youth leadership, holiday programmes, music groups and events. http://www.kidzkonnekt.co.uk/

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