A YOUTH Centre on wheels is hitting the streets of Warwick this summer.
Warwick Message Bus is geared at giving young people a place where they can hang out and is packed with games consoles, PCs, iPads, a nail bar and more.
The mobile youth centre is manned by trained youth workers and volunteers from the local churches and will be at Chase Meadow every Thursday and St Nicholas Park every Friday throughout August. Each bus session will start at 7pm and run until 8.30pm and are free for young people to come along to.
Funded by the Warwick Team of Anglican Churches and the King Henry VIII Endowed Trust, the Warwick Message Bus is run in partnership with The Message Trust, an international Christian charity who have run bus projects across the UK for over 20 years.
As well as lots of activities, each session includes a short Christian message of hope that gives young people the chance to explore Christianity and get questions answered. It is the aim of the churches involved that the bus projects will be a springboard for other youth-orientated projects in Warwick to be launched.
Rev Linda Duckers from the Warwick team said: “We’re so excited to be starting these sessions this summer. The churches and their volunteers are thrilled to be able to provide support to our young people, who are facing unprecedented challenges, in this innovative and impactful way.”
Ashleigh Hull, Warwick Message Bus manager, added: “The Warwick Message Bus really is a place like no other, so if you see us parked up do come down and try it out for yourself.”
To find out more visit message.org.uk/warwickbus