Talbot Village Trust supports Purbeck youth cause

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Talbot Village Trust has presented Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation (PYCF) with more than £13,000 to carry out essential updates to the charity’s youth and community centre.

PYCF was started by a group of volunteers to help young people in Purbeck by managing Wareham Youth & Community Centre, as well as run weekly sessions at Corfe Castle and Wool youth clubs. The charity provides age-related evening sessions and lunchtime access for students at the nearby Purbeck School. Staff and volunteers also organise day trips and residential activities for the local community.

The grant received has enabled the education room and other areas in Wareham Youth & Community Centre to undergo some essential improvements and has seen the installation of a new interactive whiteboard, overhead projector and CCTV equipment for security purposes.

Joyce Spiller, fundraising and operational Trustee of PYCF, said: “Our young members have said that our club is somewhere that they feel safe, can meet with friends, make new friends, relax and enjoy themselves. We wouldn’t be able to carry on successfully running the club and providing this safe place for the community, if it wasn’t for the grant we received from Talbot Village Trust. We are so grateful for their support.”

Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust, added: “Since the youth club members are at the centre of everything PYCF does, it was imperative their ideas for the refurbishment of the education room and other areas were heard. We are thrilled that our donation has meant the centre has been able to make those ideas a reality, for all to enjoy for many years to come.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet in spring of this year. Please go to www.talbotvillagetrust.org for more information.