Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Tue 13th February 2024
A youth provision initiative in Derbyshire has been sending out thanks to kind-hearted folk who have made donations to the cause recently.
AYUP (Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision) is a fabulous 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 last 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. This starts off at 3.30pm from the Welfare/Skatepark at the David Nieper Academy.
Sports Club Night for 11 to 16 year olds at Alfreton Leisure Centre on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm.
Funding the Old Farm Bus to put on a youth club for 11-17 year olds at Mansfield Road Community Hall every Friday between 5pm and 7pm which includes games and activity workshops. There is also a Dungeons and Dragons Club which meets at the Community Hall at 5pm on Fridays.
AYUP relies on donations from the local community and has largely been made possible by the fundraising efforts of James Simpson, who has raised thousands of pounds to support youth services in the town since last summer.
The organisation has been sending out thanks for the latest kind-hearted donations it has received.
A spokesman said: “Our Treasurer Mary Angela (pictured) loves collecting donations. Thanks to The Bankers Tavern in Alfreton and Death Of The High Street (music band) for the much needed funds, every penny of which goes to providing youth activities in ‘ofton.”
To keep up to date with AYUP go to here
To read more Spirit of Alfreton articles about AYUP go to here
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