Residents in Calderdale are being asked to spare a couple of hours a week to help save the Brighouse Gateway youth club for young people with disabilities.
Gateway is a youth club run by Calderdale Council and supported by volunteers. It provides activities to help young people socialise, learn and develop new skills. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Councillor Megan Swift said: “Our Gateway youth club is so important for young people with disabilities in Calderdale. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to provide this fantastic resource for young people. The youth club is really well attended but for this to continue, we need more people to come forward.”
Volunteers are needed to help with activities such as playing football or basketball, serving in the tuck shop, playing pool or even helping young people get to and from Brighouse Youth Centre.
Help is needed at the Brighouse Youth Centre on Thursdays between 6pm and 9pm. Alternatively anyone who can help getting youngsters to the centre, either as an escort or minibus driver, would be needed between 5.30pm and 10pm. Full training will be provided and volunteers are required to complete a DBS check but the council will cover the cost of this. For more information, visit the Gateway website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sam Roe on 07872 100547.