Housing association Aster Communities has given a boost to Picket Twenty Youth Club by handing over a cheque for £1,000 to help with its running.
The company, which has local offices at Greenwich Way, Andover, has donated the money through its local Neighbourhood Panel.
The panel, which is made up of Aster Communities customers and other local residents, helps the company decide how to spend money it has put aside to support community projects based in the area.
Gemma Frear, community development facilitator for Aster Communities, visited the youth club at the recently-opened Picket Twenty Community Centre to present the cheque to Wendy Colwell, Sarah Nuttall, Chris Lawton (PTCA trustee on the CHYPS Committee (children and young person section) Cllr Andersen, Jenny Brain (TVBC Picket Twenty Development Worker)
Gemma said: “One of our top priorities is to give something back to the communities we work in. When Cllr Andersen and Wendy approached us to see if we could lend our support to help the youth club get up and running, we were only too pleased to get involved.”
“It’s a fantastic facility and we hope it proves popular with lots of young people from the local community.”
Wendy Colwell, Chair Person of the CHYPS Committee (Children and young person’s section) said “We are so pleased to have been given this help from Aster Communities and it has enabled us to start up the much needed Youth Groups for the children and young persons of Picket Twenty.”
“This money has enabled us to buy essential equipment and we have lots of exciting plans for the future.”
Cllr Iris Andersen said she was happy to add her support.
“Being a ward councillor I was am happy to support this for the youth group of Picket Twenty. What great spirit the residents have to make this work” she said.