Trick or Treat
On Friday 14th October The Community Foundation Wakefield District popped into Rycroft Youth Centre to be greeted by ghosts and ghouls as they were celebrating their Halloween party early.
Rycroft Youth Centre are a group based in Ryhill, covering the area including Havercroft and Fitzwilliam. The centre has a Youth and Community Co-Ordinator and relies on volunteers to help run the many activities it provides. It sits in an area that is regarded as one where there are high levels of poverty, poor skills and as a result low aspirations. The aim of the group is to help address these issues by providing a centre that is inclusive, safe, and allows development of both social and educational skills whilst maintaining a fun environment. The age group range from 6-24.
The reason for our visit was to present the group with a cheque for £1,390 donated by WACCL (Wakefield Annual Children’s Charity Lunch) which will enable the group to run a skills programme for young adults to attain the level they need to obtain future employment and includes training in how to compose a CV, applying for jobs etc. The cheque was present by Sarah Wood (CFW Trustee) and David King (Member of WACCL) to Eleanor Bradbury ( Youth & Community Coordinator).
This is the second grant awarded to the Centre within the last few months by The Community Foundation Wakefield District. The previous grant went towards their Summer Camp for young people 8-13 and was provided by Comic Relief. The camp consisted of a number of trips and activities during the school holidays and was well attended.