New gaming room opens in Youth Hub

Published on: 28 May 2016

A NEW Gaming Room in Christ Church’s Youth Hub has been officially opened by PCSO Jacqui McCormack from Avon and Somerset police.
The equipment was funded by a £500 grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund and some of the new furniture was purchased using a £200 donation from Downend Round Table following the youth group’s assistance with Santa’s Sleigh back in December.
A group spokesman said: “The Ignite Youth Group is very grateful for the generous donations of the Police Community Trust, Downend Round Table and the continuous support of the Christ Church family.
“The Gaming Room has been a big hit with the young people, where age-appropriate games are enjoyed in a great atmosphere, supervised by respected youth leaders.”
The group's members have been playing their own part in helping the community both close to home and worldwide through fundraising and action.
Young people have been litter picking around Downend. Over the Mayday bank holiday weekend, they  joined in with  The Bristol Noise project for the fifth successive year, taking a  team of 40 people to support community projects in the city. Their efforts included helping to paint a youth club, building play equipment, litter busting and staffing a fun day.
In March, Ignite raised nearly £1,000 to help ‘flush away poverty’ by twinning 16 toilets in different developing countries all over the world. You can find out more about all the youth opportunities at www.christchurchdownend.com or www.igniteyouth-christchurchdownend.co.uk Or follow them on Twitter @ChristChYouth

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