There’s plenty to do for the young

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

ASH­FORD Ro­tary Club and the Earlybirds Ro­tary Club are hold­ing a joint open meet­ing on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 23, for all schools, youth leaders and youth work­ers in­ter­ested in find­ing out what there is on of­fer in Ash­ford.

The two or­gan­i­sa­tions want to show young peo­ple in the bor­ough what is avail­able to make a dif­fer­ence to their own lives and the lives of oth­ers.

The event, aimed at chil­dren from in­fant school age up­wards, is tak­ing place from 6pm to 8pm at Fur­ley Hall, Maid­stone Road, Ash­ford.

Vis­i­tors will be able to drop in and visit stands run by the Brown­ies, Rangers, Girl Guides, Scouts, IM­PACT (self-dis­ci­pline ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme), and Hythe Ro­tary Club, which runs a youth event each Christ­mas.

Julie Mered­ith, youth of­fi­cer for Ash­ford Ro­tary Club, said: “There are many or­gan­i­sa­tions around the town which of­fer young peo­ple a range of ac­tiv­i­ties, both in­for­mal and struc­tured.

“We are try­ing to bring th­ese to­gether so the leaders can come along and tell other peo­ple what they are all about, as well as gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion to take back to their own mem­bers.”

Any or­gan­i­sa­tion wish­ing to visit or exhibit can con­tact Val Webb on email at val­webb43@tis­cali.co.uk or Julie Mered­ith at Julie.Mered­ith@hft.org.uk

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