£500 donation to Crowborough Youth Club

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Sussex Weald Homes has donated £500 to help the new youth club in Crowborough.

The housing company is wholly owned by Wealden District Council. Its first completed development was Woodpecker View at the the former council depot in Jarvis Brook.

Neil Waller, Chair of Sussex Weald Homes, and Town and District Councillor, said:

Sussex Weald Homes wishes to support the local communities close to our developments. We are delighted to donate £500 to help seed fund a new youth project in Jarvis Brook and Crowborough and wish the club every success moving forward to bigger projects in the future.

Neil Waller, Chair of Sussex Weald Homes
From Left to Right: Rachel and Hannah, youth workers at the Club, Neil Waller and Bev Pashley

Bev Pashley, the founder of Artytime, launched the Youth Club in July:

This money will be so useful in helping to promote the club. With so much isolation for young people recently, we are hoping to arrange for a mindfulness coach to come in to help combat some of the issues as a result of the self-isolation. The young people are also looking forward to being involved in how some of the money will be spent.

Bev Pashley, the founder of Artytime

The Youth Club is initially open for 16-17 year olds and takes place every Monday evening at the Crowborough Social Club, who allow them to use the facilities free of charge. They are pleased to have 11 members to date but are keen to get more young people involved.

Rachel, a youth worker at the club, said:

It’s really encouraging to see the young people wishing to take part and support this new project. So far we have been on a fishing trip and have had the local ambulance service demonstrating CPR. One of our members went from being shy and quiet, not knowing what to do, to taking part and now wanting to join the ambulance service! We are looking forward to bringing in other speakers and activities moving forward so please come along and join us.

Rachel, youth worker

If you are interested in joining the youth club, please email crowboroughyouthsocialclub@gmail.com.

Sussex Weald Homes Ltd was established in December 2017 to provide quality homes that meet the needs of the community. Its focus is to provide opportunities for younger people to get a foot on the housing ladder and for older homeowners to be able to “downsize”. They also aim to make a financial return to the Council to enable it to continue to run services to best meet the needs of the local community.

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