Monday 22nd February 2016
After being shortlisted to win a £10,000 facility renovation as part of the Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit Competition, Hawksmoor youth hub is asking for your support to keep voting as the competition comes to a close.
With a public vote having the final say on who wins the makeover, the support for Hawksmoor continues to grow with 1 week of voting left. Capital Breakfast radio host and Youth Service Ambassador at Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), Dave Berry, is the latest to get behind the cause waving his support for the local youth hub.
“After 40 years of serving and supporting the local community, let us support Hawksmoor youth hub by voting now”, he said.
“It deserves a much needed makeover and with your help it can receive this £10,000 renovation”.
Delivered by CACT and part of the Royal Greenwich Youth Service, the hub helps young people between 10 and 19 years of age and works with those with special needs up the age of 25.
Among the activities they provide are cooking sessions, health and fitness classes, arts and crafts and workshops for completing CVs.
Claire Hallinan has been the unit manager of the youth club for three years and in that time has seen the number of youngsters using it double.
She said: “Hawksmoor Youth Club has been part of the community for more than 40 years and helped so many people in that time. “The youngsters love it because it is theirs but it needs work to make it look a more vibrant and welcoming place for more people to visit.
“We currently have around 30 to 40 people using the club but have the capacity for 100 and part of the problem is that the club does look rundown. The youth club helps so many youngsters in the area stay clear of anti-social behaviour and it is why we need to do all we can to attract more people use our facilities.”
To vote for Hawksmoor Youth Club, please visit www.johnstonestrade.com/communityspirit before February 29.