Cash brings summer of fun for our youngsters
A GRANT from the South Wales Police Youth Trust has boosted a summer of fun for youngsters and residents in Cornelly.
Funding of £3,700 has been presented to the YouthWorks programme to support activities for young people during the six-week holiday.
Orienteering, cooking, surfing and farm visits are just some of the activities planned at the YouthWorks building in the Marlas Estate and the Playpod in Cornelly Primary School.
YouthWorks is managed by Groundwork Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot, and helps children and young people play a creative role in regenerating their community and creating safer environments for everyone.
Project co-ordinator for YouthWorks, Mark Holmes, said the youngsters would reap the benefits from the scheme for years to come.
He added: "Throughout the year we provide workshops for young people on a variety of topics, from drugs prevention through to DJing.
"The funding from the South Wales Police Youth Trust means that this summer, young people in Cornelly can learn skills and knowledge that will benefit them long after the summer holidays are over."
The application was supported by PC Suzette Hopkins, who was Cornelly neighbourhood beat manager at the time of application.
She said: "The YouthWorks summer programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people and families in Cornelly."
During school terms, the centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.
It also provides a drop-in service during term time on Monday afternoons and Friday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.