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Surprise birthday gift for Warwickshire Association of Youth Cubs

Leamington Editorial 8th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WARWICKSHIRE Association of Youth Clubs (WAYC) got a one off diamond anniversary gift it was not expecting – 32 new volunteers.

WAYC, which is celebrating 60 years service this year, has been offering help and support to young people across the county since it was founded in 1954.

And now they have 20 new volunteers and 12 mentors to add to their ranks – including Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White, a long time supporter of WAYC’s work.

Fund-raising manager Cath Errington said: “We are aiming to raise £60,000 this year through cash and volunteer time, and we are already a quarter of the way towards this target.

“Our network of volunteers are being trained up to support young people on a one to one basis and have a wealth of experience from all walks of life to offer. All money raised will be used to support young people who are finding life a challenge, whether because of bullying, unemployment, family break up or problems with mental ill health.”

The charity has called on people to mark its diamond anniversary with their ‘Give 60’ campaign.

It is looking for people to take part in an activity involving a ’60’ – from pledging 60 minutes or hours of time to donating money in multiples of 60 and holding ‘Give 60’ fund-raising events.

Visit www.wayc.org.uk to find out more.

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