Supporting Furzedown Youth Project
Furzedown Youth Centre (the FYC) welcomes all young people irregardless of race, gender, culture, sexuality or religion and is a safe, secure place where kids between the ages of 10 to 16 can meet after school, enjoy different activities and develop socially and emotionally.
It is currently only open on Fridays but would like to offer more. Recently it has been very concerned with the rise in increasing levels of drug and gang related crime, including knife crime in the area, and want to improve their response by opening the Drop In centre on as many after-school evenings as they can. They will be employing a Youth Outreach Worker soon and urgently need volunteers (DBS Checks provided) and people who could do Workshops in Art, Music, Cooking etc.
FACE are providing funds to help help them including buying art supplies, a vacuum cleaner
and a very popular Playstation - and paid for a special first-aid training course, plus other items that will help encourage attendance and keep the centre looking good!