Youngsters hope to get youth club back on right track

Gosberton Youth Club appeal to Smile Fund for new equipment.
Gosberton Youth Club appeal to Smile Fund for new equipment.
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Youngsters are hoping to get a helping hand to give their troubled youth club a new lease of life.

Gosberton Youth Club is just beginning to recover after a period of instability and upset which forced it to close its doors earlier this year for a few weeks.

But a new committee is now at the helm and youngsters are helping to get the popular club back on track.

Emma Cross, who is on the committee, has applied to the Smile Fund – a pot of £10,000 put up by Spalding and District Round Table to benefit individuals and groups across the area.

Emma said: “Since the closure we have formed a youth club committee and the young people on it are taking responsibility to get the youth club fully up and running again.

“We would like to hold more activities for the young people, so we would like to ask for a donation towards equipment.

“For example, we would like to buy more footballs for the tournaments we would like to hold, more pool cues as the ones we have are broken and some equipment to run arts and crafts sessions.

“We are a charity and according to the trustees a lot of money is being spent on repairing the building, so equipment to run the youth club has had to wait.

“Annabelle, who is our youth club leader, is keen to get these sessions underway, but needs help to do it.”

Chairman of the trustees Annie Weatherley-Barton said: “Unfortunately the building has been left to go to wrack and ruin so there is a lot of work to do, but we have a great team of people working very hard to make it right and get us back on track.”

l Spalding and District Round Table has teamed up with the Spalding Guardian to offer £10,000 to help good causes in the community – and anyone can apply.

To apply, send a letter including your name, address, beneficiary of the cash, amount requested and the reason for the request to Spalding Guardian Smile Fund, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AB.