Hailsham Youth Service, which provides activities, support services and opportunities for young people in the local area, has received £300 from a Waitrose grant, part of the retailer’s Community Matters package of support for local communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every month, each Waitrose store donates a share of £1,000 between three causes. These could be for local causes like school equipment upgrades, social welfare carers, aged care or health and wellbeing charity activities.
The funding received by Waitrose will be used by the Town Council’s youth project services team, Hailsham Youth Service, to go towards the costs involved in running the Monday Youth Hub project, which is open on Monday evenings at the James West Community Centre in Brunel Drive, providing a safe, fun and non-judgmental environment for young people (school years 6-11).
As well as running clubs and centres including the Square Youth Cafe, Hailsham Youth Service provides support services for young people, in addition to organising a range of recreational outings and activities as part of the Friday Night Project.
More recently, the Town Council has expanded its youth service provision to include additional centres, venues and support services, the latest of which have been the Monday Youth Hub, Safehub facility at the Service’s Market Square premises and the new Hellingly Youth Club, which launched in the new community hub facility in Hellingly earlier this year.
Andy Joyes, Youth Services Manager at Hailsham Town Council said, “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme and extremely grateful to them for supporting our important youth activities at the Monday Youth Hub.”
“Funding for our various youth projects is always needed to keep services running and to make sure that everyone gets the chance to use them. The young people who attend our centres and take part in our activities will benefit considerably from this donation.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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