A CHARITY supporting young people has celebrated its 60th birthday with a name change.
Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs (WAYC) started out as a safe place for young people to meet their friends.
But over the years their role has changed, and now they also help those needing to find work, people who have been in the care system or affected by family problems or bullying.
It was this change in services which led the charity to change their name to Young People First.
Chief executive William Clemmy said: “WAYC has had a proud history of working with thousands of young people and youth club volunteers for more than 60 years.
“We have adapted our work as the needs of young people have changed over the years. Now more than ever young people need access to non-judgmental professional youth workers.
Young People First has received a grant of more than £12,000 from National Grid to help them run a summer programme for young people in the Brunswick area. It will include sport, crafts and cooking along with day trips to theme parks.
The programme runs for five weeks from Monday (July 24).
Visit youngpeoplefirst.org.uk to find out more.