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Club in plea for cash and more volunteers

Indoor games fans Kieran Bailey, Marc Dobney, Jamie Mumby, Coralie Cross and Emma Cross at Gosberton Youth Club. SG101213-227NG

Indoor games fans Kieran Bailey, Marc Dobney, Jamie Mumby, Coralie Cross and Emma Cross at Gosberton Youth Club. SG101213-227NG

Gosberton Youth Club is looking for adult volunteers and donations so it can provide extra activities for children and boost numbers attending.

The club is a registered charity and secretary and trustee the Rev Ian Walters said around £7,000 has been spent on urgent maintenance, but another £2,000 is needed for projects like replacing the floor in one of the toilets and upgrading equipment used by youngsters.

He says extra volunteers and donations will also help the club boost attendance and put on talks, demonstrations and outings.

Mr Walters said: “At the moment we are looking for donations because the money we have in the kitty is to pay for running costs, like heating and lighting.

“We are still short of adult volunteers to supervise the young people when the club is open.

“We like to have three adults at any one time. Is there anybody out there who would like to help?

“If we get 20 people to volunteer, if would mean you would be on duty approximately once every four months.”

Full training is given and the club pays for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks, previously known as CRB checks.

The club meets from 7.15pm-9.45pm with around a dozen youngsters attending on Tuesdays and 30 to 40 on Fridays.

Mr Walters said: “It does fantastic work and some of these kids really are thankful for it – it’s a safe place for them to be.”

The club briefly closed early this year after a falling out with the Rainbows Playgroup, which shares the hall, when the playgroup refused to sign a new contract until minor refurbishment work was carried out.

But the row was soon mended and Mr Walters said they are working happily together.

l To volunteer, donate or hire the hall please contact Mr Walters on 01775 840694.

 

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