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Worcester Editorial 25th Jun, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN URGENT appeal has been launched by a Worcester charity to help benefit the city’s youth clubs.

Worcester Action for Youth (WAY), based on Medway Road, works in partnership with more than 16 groups and youth organisations but the charity is crying out for more residents to share their skills and interests with youngsters.

Funded predominantly by city-based charities, the organisation employs people to work at the clubs, but a recent AGM showed they had ‘a lack of variety’, which was a trigger for the appeal.

Victoria Cooper, WAY manager, said: “We have profiles of activity workers and what they can offer and to keep youth clubs and young people interested and engaged we need to have a variety of people and activities.

“We’re really keen to employ Worcester-based people, we want people from the city to come forward and share their skills with young people.

“Our activity workers enhance the work of what the youth clubs are trying to do and they take a lot of pressure off the youth leaders in running activities and doing some really good youth work with those young people.”

The charity recruit two or three times a year and Victoria is looking for the next batch of people to bring their skills to the table.

“We recruit people who have got a passion in something,” she added. “They bring it to us and they share it and we provide this service free to the youth clubs.

“I don’t think there’s anything else like it.

“We work in some of the most deprived areas of Worcester and that’s why we get funding. We’re so grateful as it takes an enormous amount of pressure off us every year that the regular Worcester-based charities come forward and continue to support us.

“They like what we do and as such have funded us over the years.”

Anyone interested or for more information can visit www.wayworcester.org or call Victoria on 01905 350550.

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