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Youth Service Receives Donation From Community Matters Scheme

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Hailsham Youth Service has received yet another cash boost, this time a £325 donation from the Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ scheme.

Recently, Hailsham Youth Service was one of a handful of charitable causes in the local Waitrose branch’s green token Community Matters boxes, and the money received will be used to fund the Service’s summer holiday activity program, in particular covering the cost of meals for young people at the Square Youth Cafe’s afternoon sessions.

“We are delighted to receive this cheque from Waitrose and extremely grateful to them for generously supporting our important youth projects and activities,” said Andy Joyes, Youth Service Manager at Hailsham Town Council.

“Funding for Hailsham Youth Service is always needed in order to keep services running and to make sure that everyone gets the chance to use them. The young people who attend the Square Youth Cafe will benefit considerably from this donation.”

The Hailsham Youth Service team has organised a varied line-up of activities at the Square Youth Cafe designed to encourage even more people through the doors of the centre, including cookery sessions where young people can learn how to prepare meal recipes.

Afternoon sessions at the Square Youth Café take place from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer break, whilst evening sessions will remain unchanged and take place Monday to Friday from 6.45pm-9pm.

Other centres managed by Hailsham Youth Service are operating at normal times throughout the summer holiday, including the Monday Youth Hub (Monday evenings – James West Community Centre), Hellingly Youth Hub (Wednesday evenings – Hellingly Community Hub) and Eastside Youth Hub (Thursday evenings – Hailsham East Community Centre).

Friday Night Project activity sessions are closed for the summer break (resuming in September), although a number of special one-off events have been organised by Hailsham Youth Service for families and young people – details of which can be found on the Service’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Mr Joyes added: “Young people have been happy with the wide range of summer activities in recent years, many of which were keenly anticipated. We want the summer holiday to be inclusive and fun for young people and I know that those who take part in the various activities organised by  Hailsham Youth Service and its project partners enjoy them tremendously.”

“The generous Community Matters donation will help towards the costs involved in organising cookery and meal preparation activities at the Square Youth Cafe during this time.

For further details about Hailsham Youth Service, contact Andy Joyes on 01323 841702 or send an email.

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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