Rycroft Youth Club took the Working With Young People Award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
Rycroft Youth Club is based in Ryhill and offers a place for local children to go. The Youth Club runs four sessions per week for children aged 8 to 19 years old. The club provides a safe space for young people to meet and socialise as well as providing a diversion from crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Youth Club offers a variety of fun activities for children and young people to take part in and also has services to support older children with looking for work and writing their CV’s. The club is run by volunteers and relies on them to help keep it open. They also encourage their older members to volunteer to help the younger children.
On winning the award, Isaac, a young volunteer at the youth club said, “We’re happy, proud and overwhelmed to have won! Thank you to everyone for voting, it’s appreciated by all of our staff and volunteers. Our prize money will be invested into new resources for our group.”