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Crew Club celebrates 18th Birthday

By Graham Allen

 
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Crew Club 18th birthday party

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Needs of young people

Young people, volunteers staff and supporters of the Crew Club have come together to celebrate the 18th Birthday of the club in style at a tea party in the Mayor’s Parlour. Founded in 1999 by a group of local parents for local young people , the club has provided  a safe place to meet , a huge range of activities and help support and advice for many hundreds of  young people as they prepare for adult life .

Purpose built centre

For many years the club operated out of a tin hut crammed with things to do and full to the brim with young people. To meet the huge demand in 2007 the club moved into a purpose built youth and community centre designed by young people in the area.

Meeting the needs of local young people

“ The club is always changing to meet the needs of local young people, families and the wider community “ said Mrs Lorraine Snow MBE, one of the club’s founders and manager of the club. Today , the club offers youth sessions, music, arts, drama, a girls group, after school sessions for primary aged children,  a boxing club , sports , the use of a fully equipped kitchen, a messy play session for toddlers , advice and help with school, relationships, work, family, housing and all the issues that affect young people.

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about the Crew Club and its activities or just want to pop in to see the club and its work please contact Lorraine Snow at the Crew Club 01273 608607 - Visit their website here.

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