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Cash grants help growing youth club at Sheringham

17:16 03 February 2014

Sheringham Youth Zone founder Julie Chalmers (back, right) with club members and leaders, accepts a £250 cheque from Sainsbury

Sheringham Youth Zone founder Julie Chalmers (back, right) with club members and leaders, accepts a £250 cheque from Sainsbury's Sheringham store manager Liam Maguire. Photo: Karen Bethell


A youth club set up just a couple of months ago at Sheringham Community Centre has got a five-star seal of approval from local youngsters.


The Youth Zone is regularly attracting up to 50 youngsters aged 10 to 16 at its Friday night meetings.

It was the idea of Sheringham Primary School teaching assistant Julie Chalmers, and launched in November of last year with a £500 donation from Tesco and £3,000 start-up cash given by Sheringham town council from funds left over from the town’s old youth club in Cromer Road.

The club got a further boost this week when Sainsbury’s Sheringham store manager Liam Maguire presented leaders with a £250 cheque and, with North Norfolk Crab and Lobster Festival donating £250 and Tesco pledging more cash in the next few weeks, the Youth Zone has big plans for the future.

“What we want to do is to be more than just a run of the mill youth club and our dream is to have a permanent base where young people can drop in at different times during the week,” mum-of-three Mrs Chalmers said.

Since its launch the club has held discos and themed nights, also welcoming guest speakers from local organisations.

Donated cash has been used to buy equipment ranging from games consoles and televisions, to pool, table tennis and air hockey tables.

Upcoming events include a watercolour workshop with well-known local artist Martin Sexton and a visit from professional photographer Chris Taylor, who will be setting up a mini studio at the club and running a portrait photography session.

“It has been great so far,” Mrs Chalmers said. “We are getting more and more young people and they really have fun.”

Sheringham Youth Zone meets at the community centre in Holway Road on Fridays from 6-9pm. Contact the Facebook page, email or by phoning 07772 737862.



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