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Windfalls for youth club

The YMCA at Augusta Park, Andover, is celebrating getting its new youth club off the ground thanks to a £1,000 grant from local borough councillors.


Alamein councillors Phil North and Tracey Preston awarded the money to help set up the club, which will enable younger residents to meet new people, learn new skills and take part in a range of activities with the support and advice of qualified youth workers.


East Anton youth centre manager, Jamie Douglas, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to our local councillors for this £1,000 grant. This group is much needed in the local community and without their assistance we might not have been able to achieve our ambition to set it up. The grant helped to buy games and equipment for the group, which will be gratefully received and well used.”

The youth group has also benefited from a £5,000 grant from Smannell Parish Council to help fund the youth workers.



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