Fleet Preservation Trust steps in with cash aid for Gedney Drove End Youth Club

Young members celebrate with (from left) back  Sue Crozier, from the trust, youth club chairman Chris Harris and John Crozier, from the trust. SG150716-301TW
Young members celebrate with (from left) back  Sue Crozier, from the trust, youth club chairman Chris Harris and John Crozier, from the trust. SG150716-301TW

Organisers and members of Gedney Drove End Youth Club are celebrating now they have new games of their own.

Fleet Preservation Trust stepped in with a cheque for £335 following a story in our sister paper, the Spalding Guardian, which said on-loan games were being reclaimed by Lincolnshire County Council.

Club vice chairman Natalie Winford said the trust donation has paid for a new, giant Connect 4, giant skittles and other games.

The club set up last year has become a lifeline for youngsters in a village with no shop and little to do.

The club in turn is providing places for eight young volunteers who are studying for A-level equivalent ASDAN qualifications.

She said being chairman has also been a confidence booster for her son, Chris Harris, who has Asperger Syndrome.

Natalie said Chris has now become a local parish councillor.

She revealed the Spalding Guardian story had also prompted a welcome donation from Holbeach charity shop, Chosen.

Natalie said the club is grateful to the trust and Chosen but would welcome further donations.

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Previously ...

Gedney Drove End You Club in plea for new games and equipment

New youth club is taking off