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Westbury Youth Club saved

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 10:31 am.

WESTBURY Youth Club is to reopen in September after a successful recruitment drive to find new volunteers.

The club at Leigh Park Community Centre was forced to close in early June due to a volunteer shortage.

In response to the story in the White Horse News, eight people came forward offering their support to the club.  Now with enough volunteers to help run the club, it has been announced that the youth club will officially reopen on Wednesday 13th September.

Centre Manager Debbie Cole said, “Following the campaign in the White Horse News and via social media the Westbury Youth Club are pleased that a number of volunteers have come forward to help with the running of the youth club sessions.

“The new volunteers are busy making plans for the new youth club programme with some great ideas and resources coming forward.”

To celebrate the reopening, the club is hosting a couple of free open sessions to give the youth of Westbury, aged between 11 and 18, the opportunity to sign up for membership and meet the new volunteers.

It will also be a chance for parents to ask questions and to find out more information.

To prevent the youth club from closing again, the team are still looking for more volunteers to come forward. “We would still welcome a few more volunteers to come forward especially for covering work shift patterns, sickness and holiday leave etc.”

Anyone interested in volunteering for the club are welcome to come along to the open sessions to find out more about information and to hear more about how they will be helping the community, as well benefiting themselves taking on a rewarding role.

The free open sessions promise much excitement for the youth of Westbury with a indoor assault course on Tuesday 15th August from 4pm until 6pm.

The following month its time to get your skates on for the roller disco on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 1pm. For skates to be provided a booking must be made. Either call Debbie on 01373 825774 or email leighparkcommunitycentre@hotmail.co.uk

The youth club officially reopens on Wednesday 13th September  and will be open during term-time from 6-8pm.

For more information about the club and about becoming a volunteer please email Debbie at leighparkcommunitycentre@hotmail.co.uk