Wildmill Youth Club receives funding from People’s Health Trust

28 October 2016

Residents in Bridgend are being supported by People’s Health Trust to help them to run a local youth club.

Local people took over running Winlmill Youth Club after the charity that previously ran it went into administration more than a year ago.

Winlmill Youth Club received £15,822 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised by HealthExpect through The Health Lottery.

This money will be used to run activities for children and young people including: dance, bike maintenance, arts and crafts, homework support and indoor and outdoor play.

Activities will be run by a group of local volunteers and children and young people will help to shape the activities provided.

Chair and Senior Volunteer Youth Worker Debbie Bryn said: “This grant will help us to develop the work we do in the community with the children, young people and their families.

“We will be able to provide opportunities for children and young people to learn new skills, make new friends. Our volunteers and young people will also have the opportunity to gain qualifications.”

Starting on 14 November, the youth club will provide exercise classes every Monday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm at Wildmill Community Centre.

On Tuesdays there will be drop-in sessions for people over the age of 16 between 1pm and 3pm to provide help with job searches, CV writing and It skills.

This will be followed by a youth club for 12 to 17-year-olds between 5pm and 7pm.

There will also be a youth club every Wednesday between 4.30pm and 6.30pm for seven to 11-year-olds, followed by dance lessons with Infuse Dance Crew for seven to 18-year-olds. 

For more information about the project, please contact Debbie Bryn on 07403 346 546, or email [email protected]

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Notes to editor

People's Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each Community Interest Company, distributing grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk

People living in the poorest neighbourhoods in Britain die, on average, seven years younger than people living in the richest neighbourhoods. What’s more, they will spend 17 years more of their shortened lives with an extra disability and have a lower quality of life. We believe that where people live should not unfairly reduce the length or the quality of their lives.

HealthExpect is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Penbrokeshire, Bridgend, Ceredigion. www.healthexpectcic.org.uk

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

 

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