“A brilliant week back” for youth provision in town

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 12th January 2024

A youth provision initiative has had a “brilliant” first week back after the festive break.
AYUP (Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision) is a volunteer run initiative which offers a multitude of weekly activities for youngsters in the town.
The CIC (Community Interest Company) was set up in July of this year and the activities it offers includes: funding the Blend Outreach Youth Project to be out and about engaging the youth in activities in town on Monday evenings; Sports Club Night for 11 to 17 year olds at Alfreton Leisure Centre on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm; LGBTQ+ Night at Alfreton Tea Rooms on Thursday evenings; and funding the Old Farm Bus to put on a youth club at Mansfield Road Community Hall every Friday between 5pm and 7pm which includes games and activity workshops.

After their first week back after the festive break, a representative of AYUP posted up these photos on social media and said: “A brilliant week back.
“Our young attendees were so ready to be back with martial arts, Dungeons and Dragons, vision boards, drumming and jewellery making, and who can not forget our communal Dodgeball session, not sure who enjoys it most – facilitators or the youngsters.”
To find out more about AYUP, go to here

Read more Spirit of Alfreton articles all about AYUP here

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