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A NEW weekly youth club is set to launch in Chatteris on Friday.

The successful South Cambridgeshire based youth work charity “The Connections Bus Project” is expanding its area of operation to include the Chatteris sessions.

The charity, formed over 18 years ago, runs popular youth club sessions on its converted double-decker buses in South Cambridgeshire. New funding from Cambridgeshire County Council, Big Lottery and Cambridgeshire Community Foundation has enabled the charity to bring one of its state of the art converted double-decker buses into the area to provide much needed facilities for young people giving them opportunities to take part in positive activities and to be more involved in their community. The bus is fitted out with games consoles, internet access, music, crafts, sports equipment, tuck shop and more, all designed with young people’s help and ideas.

Each session is run by at least three friendly and experienced youth workers, and is free to any young people of secondary school age (school year 7 upwards).

The sure-to-be-popular weekly youth club sessions will commence on on Friday (April 27) at 7-9pm in Chatteris Furrowfields car park. For all this information and more please see the charity’s newly updated website www.connectionsbusproject.org.uk.

To ensure that no young people are excluded due to lack of money, all sessions are free for young people. This does however mean that as a charity, the project needs to continually find additional sources of funding to pay the staff and maintain the buses. With this in mind they are seeking donations from local people, businesses and other organisations to help them continue these new sessions in the long term and therefore improving the quality of life for many young people. If you are able to help, please get in touch either through the website and the online donation button or with Alan Webb (Project Manager) on 01223-232978.