Breckfest Radio and Soak project underway in Dereham

The Soak team in Dereham

The Soak team in Dereham - Credit: Archant

Young people are taking to the streets to serve the community and the airwaves to entertain and inform local people this week as part of an Easter project in Mid Norfolk.

Dan Lawrence in the Breckfest Radio studio in Dereham

Dan Lawrence in the Breckfest Radio studio in Dereham - Credit: Archant

SOAK (Social Action in Breckland) runs from Tuesday to Friday and young people and leaders will be donning sky blue t-shirts and carrying out work from path clearing to litter picking to gardening to visiting people in need.

Breck Fest Youth Radio, broadcasting this week

Breck Fest Youth Radio, broadcasting this week - Credit: Archant

North Breckland Youth for Christ along with Dereham Community Support Centre, All Saints Church at Mattishall and St Nicholas Church in Dereham are co-ordinating the work.

The SOAK programme is being carried out next week.

The SOAK programme is being carried out next week. - Credit: Archant

On each morning the young people aged 11-18 will meet together in Trinity Methodist Dereham for a time of worship, teaching and preparation before going out to do the practical work in Dereham, Swanton Morley, Mattishall, Shipdham and Scarning.

NBYFC director Ang Fox said: 'We had an amazing time last year and look forward to serving more people during this year's event. We welcome help from others who are happy to roll up their sleeves and join us.'


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Updates on the team's work will be among the features on Breckfest Youth Radio, which is running alongside SOAK all week.

It is on air live from 7am-9pm from Tuesday-Friday in Dereham and surrounding areas on 87.9FM and also online at www.northbrecklandyfc.org.uk

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Ang said: 'We have a great team of young people involved this year who are all looking forward to being involved in the broadcast. There's lots to listen to including the latest music, chat, games and broadcasts from the SOAK plus an Easter message.'

You can follow on Twitter @breckfestradio and interact with the presenters and games.

Anyone wanting to join in SOAK can call Ang on 07747 471221 or email afox@northbrecklandyfc.org.uk.

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