New club for Rendlesham youngsters

YOUNGSTERS in Rendlesham could benefit from a new youth group next year but only if staff and volunteers can be found in time.The Rendlesham Youth Group have just received a grant for nearly £5,000 to allow it to start a group for the younger children in the village.

YOUNGSTERS in Rendlesham could benefit from a new youth group next year but only if staff and volunteers can be found in time.

The Rendlesham Youth Group have just received a grant for nearly £5,000 to allow it to start a group for the younger children in the village.

The money from the Local Network Fund will be used to purchase equipment like computer games and dance mats, and will also help to pay the wages of the extra staff that will be needed.

The group currently run a popular club for youngsters between the ages of 13 and 18 which meets twice a week at the community centre.

Until now, there has been nothing for the village's younger children. The new group will cater for eight to 12-year-olds and will hopefully begin in January.

Treasurer of the group Dawn Goldsmith said: "Apart from sporting activities there isn't really anything for children of that age to, and sometimes it's just nice for them to come somewhere where they can meet up with friends and relax.

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"The existing group is very popular and it will be great if we can do the same thing for the younger kids.

"But we need to find staff to help run it. If we can't do that, we can't open. I really hope it won't come to that."

There are two paid posts available and volunteers are always needed. Training will be given.

The group will meet at the community centre on Monday nights from 6– 8pm.

If you are interested contact Dawn on 01394 420470.

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