Cash boost for Hanham Youth Club

February 01 2018

YOUNG people in Hanham are to benefit from a £2,000 boost after a donation was made to the area's youth club.

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YOUNG people in Hanham are to benefit from a £2,000 boost after a donation was made to the area's youth club.

The generous donation, from The Honourable Company of Gloucester, acknowledges the work of Hanham Youth Club, which sees more than 500 young people a week coming through its doors.

The club is run by Creative Youth Network, a charity that works to build relationships with young people from all backgrounds, helping them reach their own potential and live fulfilling lives.

The youth club, in the High Street next to Hanham Library, offers free space for young people with staff to give advice and offer a helping hand. Young people organise their own events, learn new skills, cook meals together, play games, go on trips and are given volunteering opportunities.

In the past three years the club has been working to reduce the risk of anti-social behaviour in the area, focussing on equipping young people with communication and conflict resolution skills.  

Arran Bees, the lead positive engagement worker at Hanham Youth Club, said: "We’re really grateful for The Honourable Company of Gloucester’s support, enabling us to run our Thursday sessions where we regularly have over 80 young people coming in and spending their time in a safe environment, talking to experienced youth workers about the issues affecting their lives." 

The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire promotes the county’s values and interests, by supporting industry, commerce, sport, education and the arts and encouraging debate. 

It promotes excellence in the county and encourages charitable giving for the benefit of Gloucestershire. 

It was set up in 2007 by the then Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Sir Henry Elwes KCVO. It focuses on upholding the county’s tradition and history, ensuring achievements are both encouraged and celebrated. The Honourable Company supports projects that meet the needs of young people across the county and encourages leadership and excellence, especially in young people.