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Local Youth Charity Grows

Since taking over running the ‘Chill Out Bus’ from Harborough District Council in 2012, HCYC (Harborough District Children and Young People’s Charity) have been extremely busy helping local children and young people with play and youth work activities and projects across the District.


The new Chill Out Bus can still be spotted about the District staffed by the charity Play and Youth Work Assistants and Leaders, but the charity also runs youth clubs in a number of local villages, including a new club in Kibworth Beauchamp village hall on Thursday evenings, and a club in Lutterworth at the Pavilion in the Coventry Road Recreation Ground on Monday evenings.


Ruth Cross, Youth Projects Coordinator said, “It’s great that we have the support of Lutterworth Town Council, and other Parish Councils to help fund these clubs as they are a really valuable resource and help to reduce the risks and dangers facing children and young people in their lives today”.


The charity has been supported for a number of years by BBC Children in Need for project work with very vulnerable and isolated children and young people, and has been recently successful in obtaining another three years of funding to continue this work. This will fund a new job opportunity with the charity to co-ordinate the project, as well as roles for assistants in the delivery of play and youth work activities. The charity is also currently looking for a new member to join as a volunteer.


For more information contact the charity on 07502 365379 or 07769 276750 or email


Issue 398
January 2018

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