As a youth club we are keen to work with the local community to offer more opportunities for our young people and to support the village and the wider community.
Margaret Biggs, the group’s chair, visited the club to be presented with the hamper and gave a short talk to our members about the group, who support the elderly and disabled within the village.
Our community police officers have been to visit the club, talked about their role within the community and showed us some of their equipment.
We have been on a trip to visit them back at the Abingdon Police station.
We raised more than £90 to buy tools for apprentices in Ghana following a talk by joint-chair of Kennington Overseas Aid who were raising money for Tools For Self-Relliance. She talked with the club about the difficulties of accessing education in Ghana and came back to be presented with the money a couple of weeks later.
Local resident June Maine came and ran a card making session with those members who wanted to take part.
Pat Mabbutt, another village resident and long-time supporter of youth organisations, came and ran handbell ringing which we turned into more of a singing session but had great fun with.
We would love to hear from anyone who has a special talent they’d be willing to come and run a session on.
Our hall is used by KADS (Kennington Amateur Dramatic Society), the Kennington Brass Band, the national charity Code Club, a local martial arts group and a local table tennis club. It is available to hire to our members, and to people within the village when the village centre is unavailable, more information on hiring can be found here.
We are liaising with several village organisations to look at ways we can work together to enrich the lives of our young people and the village. If you have any ideas we’d love to hear from you.