New youth group for Burngreave

Story by Huw Thomas

The Welcome Centre at Christ Church is soon to host a new youth club in collaboration with the Lindley Educational Trust. An initial meeting on Wednesday 6th March shared information about a successful youth programme the Trust have run with young people in Manchester with an emphasis on physical activity and outdoor adventure.

As well as a weekly youth club, young people take part in regular sports and trips that have involved abseiling, kayaking, camping and mountaineering, and have the opportunity to gain qualifications in sports and coaching. A number of the young people have gone on to become volunteers and find paid work as a result of taking part.

Lindley’s Pete Agnew will be leading the sessions. Pete told the Messenger:

“I am really excited about this project! We hope to challenge and inspire young people in Pitsmoor, but we can only do this with the help of local families and the wider Pitsmoor community. If you can help please get in touch, or help us spread the word to young people.”

The first session of the youth club will take place from 6.30 – 8.30pm on Tuesday 23rd April at the Welcome Centre on Nottingham Street. To get involved or find out more email pete@hollowford.org or ring him on 07881 557 409.