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  • Youth group  receives funding for summer activities

    Henry James

    SKELMERSDALE Action For Youth (SAY) have received funding to run activities throughout the summer.

    The money has come from the Community Foundation For Lancashire and the John Laing Trust.

    It will allow the group to run Mad Max carts, crazy carts, skating, turf boarding, sliding, cross bow, and big ball sessions.

    All sessions will be free for children age seven to 11 years.

    The Mad Max carting will be based at the Evermoor Hub Community Centre, Digmoor, starting on Friday evenings from 5 to 6pm.

    SAY, working in partnership with Wigan Athletic Community Trust and Skelmersdale Fire and Rescue service, will also be organising football sessions at the fire station.

    And the group will be working with the police with the aim of ‘breaking down barriers’ between youths and the police. The aim is to build new relationships.

    However, the activities will only be on if the weather is good and dry because the cart is electric.

    Alan Lewis from SAY said: “We would like to say a big-thank you to the Community Foundation for Lancashire and The John Laing Trust for supporting SAY. I would also like to thank James Hughes, one of our volunteers,  for his support with the project.”

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