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Youth charity going from strength to strength

Community, safety and emergencies

04 May 2023

Representatives from local groups at the Youth Centre

A charity which supports young people in the Brackley, Towcester and Kings Sutton areas is going from strength-to-strength with support from local partners.

More than 1,000 young people and their families benefit from the events put on by South Northants Youth Engagement (SNYE), including two regular youth clubs at Brackley Leisure Centre and Southfields School and a range of community play and activity days.

Most of the events are free or cost no more than £2 per session to cover costs, but are proving invaluable in helping local children build their confidence and skills.

The charity is supported by a range of organisations, including West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and both Brackley and Towcester Town Councils.

Councillors Sue Sharps, Fiona Baker and Tony Bagot-Webb sit on both councils and between them supported SNYE with £2,000 of funding from their Councillor Covid Support Funds. Cllr Sharps is also a trustee of the charity, alongside Towcester Town Councillor Martin Johns.

Brackley Town Council recently funded training for SNYE staff to allow them to put on popular skateboarding sessions for children ahead of the installation of a new skate ramp in the town.

And SNYE also works with Northamptonshire Sport, Sponne School and Towcester Leisure Centre to run regular sports sessions for young people, with plans for a youth club in the town once a suitable venue is found.

The charity this year appointed two new youth workers to work in Brackley and Towcester, but is always in need of new volunteers to help them support more children in the area.

Anyone interested in volunteering should email [email protected]

More information about the club can be found on their Facebook page or on the South Northants Youth Engagement website

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