Monday 21st January, 2013

£2000 from Press Relief

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Romsey Mill’s young people were celebrating recently with an award of £2000 from the Cambridge News Press Relief Community Fund for their weekly youth group. Ten 12-15 year olds meet every Wednesday to talk through issues, gain advice and guidance from our youth worker Jackson Nazombe, as well as taking part in fun arts and sports activities.

The award will fund 20 weekly sessions held at Romsey Mill Centre, as well as two trips in the city to the cinema or tenpin bowling.

Dawn Bainbridge, fundraiser at Romsey Mill, said, “The group aims to build confidence and be a place for sharing ideas and talking over any issues facing these young people. We hope to provide youth worker support for the young people – some of whom have been struggling at school. We want to give them positive role models and an environment where they can use their creative abilities to the full”.

A cheque was presented to members of the group by Press Relief trustee, Caroline Stenner, who was delighted to meet the young people that the award will help.

Colin Grant, Press Relief Trustee and editorial director of Cambridge Newspapers, said, “Romsey Mill carries out excellent work with young people and we’re delighted to support them in this way”.