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Higos Supports the Langport and Huish Youth GroupWednesday 3rd July 2013

Higos Insurance Services is delighted to support the Langport and Huish Youth Group, a Langport based community centre providing a haven where children and young people feel safe and welcome while being encouraged to engage in the community.

Higos’ Langport Branch Manager Ann Jones, and Paul Brookes, also from Higos’ Langport branch, presented a cheque for £150 to the Langport and Huish Youth Group.

The Langport and Huish Youth Group is a charity which supports 11-16 year olds, with disabled children being supported to the age of 25. The club opened in April 2011 and approximately 50 children attend the weekly Tuesday evening meeting. There are two paid youth workers and several volunteers helping the children to engage with the community and with each other, with activities such as sports, cooking lessons, bread making, arts and crafts, talent shows, pamper nights, summer holiday projects, BBQ’s and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, keeping everyone busy.

Ann Jones commented “We are delighted to support the Langport and Huish Youth Group, a local charity which helps to support children in our local area. The club relies on the work of their volunteers and charity fundraising to keep going and we are pleased to be able to help.”

Annie Shillabeer commented “We are delighted with the generous donation from Higos Insurance Services. We are forming a committee to decide how best to spend the sponsorship money. Members of the committee will include children of different ages so I am sure we will have no shortage of ideas!  We are currently working on a summer project of decorating the boys toilets with a local artist and after this we are hoping to include the disabled toilets as well. During the summer we are starting a ten week music project as well as providing two camping trips and a fun day. We would struggle to provide such support to the local community without help from organisations like Higos and thank them very much for their support.”

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Pictured above: Higos Langport branch staff Ann Jones and Paul Brookes present a cheque for £150 to the Langport and Huish Youth Club.

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