Heart of England Co-operative Society pledges £500 to Wellesbourne youth club

Hayley Ash (left) with Gemma Ross and Bill McGrath from The Co-operative – Food at Wellesbourne, and Jo Dyke, Community and Membership Adviser at the Heart of England Co-operative Society.


Friday, June 30, 2017

South Warwickshire teenagers are set to benefit from a £500 donation from the Heart of England Co-operative Society.

The Society has donated £500 worth of snacks, refreshments, session materials and equipment through its Helping Hearts Awards Scheme to Wellesbourne Youth Services, which runs a youth club out of St Peter’s Church rooms in the village.

Hayley Ash, of Wellesbourne Youth Services, said the donations had come as a welcome boost to the club which caters for young local people from a wide range of backgrounds, offering its services for free.

Attracting children and teenagers from Wellesbourne, Stratford and Kineton, the youth club has 80 members aged 10 to 18.

Of these, a high percentage are young carers, supporting an immediate adult family member in the home.

Hayley said: “We are overjoyed by the support shown in supplying us with much needed resources for our youth club sessions and would like to say a big thank you to the Heart of England Co-operative Society!”

Jo Dyke, Community and Membership Adviser of the Heart of England Co-operative Society, said: “Many of the children at Wellesbourne Youth Club are facing serious responsibilities despite their young age.

“So the club is a vital facility giving them a break from the norm and allowing them to build all-important relationships with other young people their age.

“The organisers of the youth club do a fantastic job in running the meeting costs to keep it going year after year and we too are delighted to do what we can to help.”

To apply for funding for your charity or non-profit organisation pick up a Helping Hearts application fund from any branch of the Society.

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