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Local youth group set for a summer of fun

A young boy is jumping on a bouncy castle.

Thatcham Youth has been awarded £450 following a successful application to Newbury Building Society’s Community Support Scheme.

The one-off donation will help fund the charity’s upcoming Summer Family Fun Day – a free of charge event which supports and facilities activities for families in Thatcham during the six week school holiday. 

Dan Carter, Head of Youth Activities at Thatcham Youth said: “We see Newbury Building Society as an organisation which truly cares about the communities in which they work. Local projects find it hard to source funding, and initiatives such as the Community Support Scheme are essential to fund worthy activities.”

The club launched in 2010 when a local resident approached Thatcham Vision, an organisation which identifies the needs of the help benefit the local area, to request a social group for young people in the local area. Almost 10 years on, the club continues to provide activities to entertain children in an engaging and safe environment.  

Dan continued: “The funding we have received is greatly appreciated and we cannot wait to spend the money delivering our summer holiday’s event which will enable us to engage with young people and parents in the community. In the past, we had over 350 people attend these events; we hope to see the same again. A huge thank you to Newbury Building Society.”

Emma Simms, Marketing and Communications Manager at Newbury Building Society said: “Congratulations to Thatcham Youth on their successful application. We hope the summer event is a success and we look forward to hearing all about it.”

Applications for the Community Support Scheme funding are considered on a bi-annual basis. The next deadline for submissions is Sunday 3 November 2019.

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