Higos supports Wessex Junior Youth ClubMonday 12th June 2017
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Higos Insurance Services is delighted to support Wessex Junior Youth Club in Somerton and has donated £200 to help fund a new social room for the older children.
The club has recently turned an old office into a “snug” for older members at the youth club to supply them with their own space to relax and socialise.
Higos has recently supported the youth club, donating £200 to help them provide the children with furniture and additional comforts in the new “snug”.
The Wessex Junior Youth Club is run by volunteers and the children are able to participate in a wide variety of activities such as table tennis, arts and crafts sessions and football.
The Chairman, Clive Dyer and his wife Sara Dyer arrange numerous fundraising events throughout the year such as jumble sales and stalls at school fetes, bingo evenings and the Art Festival. The fundraising is put towards important maintenance of overheads to keep the club running however this does mean they are unable to provide additional benefits for the children.
The money donated by Higos will go towards providing sofas, chairs and a Bluetooth speaker to complete the new social room and make it more comfortable and inviting.
Andrew Tanner, Communications and Media representative for Higos Charity Committee said "we visited Wessex Junior Youth Club on Thursday 1st June to see the work they do and where we could help. We all thought the "snug" was such a worthwhile cause to support. I think most of us we have been to a youth club at some point in our lives and have benefited from the social interaction it provides. Like all things, it costs money to continue the work they do so we were more than happy to donate and help them achieve a social room for the older children.”
The Wessex Junior Youth Club is open to all children aged 7 – 13 years and is held at the Wessex Rooms in Broad Street, Somerton every Thursday evening at 6pm – 7.30pm.
Pictured: Chairman Clive Dyer with some of the children who attend the youth club