Youngsters in Wellesbourne celebrate cash windfall - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters in Wellesbourne celebrate cash windfall

Leamington Editorial 5th Feb, 2020   0

YOUNG people in the Wellesbourne area have received a surprise £2,500 windfall.

Every customer shopping with Heart of England Co-operative Society was given the opportunity to vote for their favourite local charitable cause to receive a slice of £25,000 – every penny of which has been raised through the sale of carrier bags.

With the most votes among deserving causes in the area Wellesbourne Youth Services received £2,500, The Kenilworth Centre received £1,500 and Warwick Vision Support received £1,000.

Wellesbourne Youth Services was set up in 2012 by St Peter’s Church in response to the cuts to youth service provision across the county. It operates two main services in the village, catering for young people aged ten to 20.

The Monday night youth club’s activities include football, karaoke, table tennis and arts and crafts.

Wellesbourne Youth Services also run an outreach project for older teenagers in the village who are battling their own struggles.

The money will be used to further develop activities for young people at the centre and to upgrade existing equipment.


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