Funds boost for two youth clubs

Murrow and Parson Drove Youth Groups with �500 cheques from Roddons.
Murrow and Parson Drove Youth Groups with �500 cheques from Roddons.

Roddons Housing Association has donated £1,000 to Murrow and Parson Drove youth clubs, as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations.

The Roddons team had held a special anniversary quiz and the prize for the winning team was to make a donation to local community groups.

Both youth clubs – which each received £500 – have been funded by Roddons’ community fund since September 2011. They provide a safe place for young people aged 11 and over to meet and take part in leisure and sports activities in a safe environment.

Jenny Hodson, managing director for Roddons Housing Association, said: “We’re delighted to reward these two groups and hope the young people who use them have fun. It takes them off the street and gives them something positive to do which also benefits the wider community.”

Gavin Booth, Fenland District Councillor and vice-chairman of the Murrow and Parson Drove Action for Youth Committee said: “This is a really big contribution, particularly coming on top of the funding we already receive from Roddons and we are very grateful. We rely on donations and fundraising to keep the clubs going and they are very important to these rural isolated villages.”

Laura Burgess, youth worker at Parson Drove youth club, said: “The groups are very important to our young people and they get great joy out of them. The members plan on using some of the money for an Easter trip and the remainder to fund the continuation of the clubs.”