Wythenshawe Youth Help Organise Norbrook Funday

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) helped support a group of local young people to deliver their very own unique event at the Norbrook Youth Club this summer.

A group of 5 young people from the Wythenshawe Youth Forum aged between 11 and 14 pitched for funding from the Wythy Tree Youth Bank in May and were awarded £700 to hold an event at the youth club in Northern Moor.

They went on to plan every aspect of a funday at the centre, from managing the budget to organising various different activities and the layout of the day.

The Youth Forum is a group of young people interested in community change and is led by WCHG’s youth team. The Youth Forum is currently delivering a campaign called the ‘Summer of Change’ which is centred on raising funds for the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham’s homelessness fund.

13 young volunteers took part in the day, giving up 63 hours of their time and through the event many expressed an interest in joining the Youth Forum in the future.

Youth Forum member Shannon Stone said, “As someone that volunteers at Norbrook, it was really exhilarating to see the young people give something back to the club to help it grow in the future”.

Executive Director of Housing at WCHG Jacque Allen said, “I was really impressed by the commitment and dedication of the Young People involved in this project when I attended the Youth Bank event in May and I’m delighted to hear that the event was such a big success.  We will continue to help support and mentor these young people to develop their skills and experience and work together to make Wythenshawe a better place to live and work.”

Are you interested in joining the Youth Forum? We are always on the lookout for new members who want to make a difference in their community. Please express interest by email: youthinvolvement@wchg.org.uk