STV Appeal cash boost aids youth initiative
A community youth project with bases in Rutherglen and Cambuslang has received £2000 from the STV Appeal.
Regen:fx Youth Trust works with young people between the ages of eight and 21 years.
The project recruits, trains and provides continual support to volunteers who help to deliver different types of activities for young people.
The STV Appeal grant was used to support one of Regen:fx Youth Trust most innovative youth projects called ‘The Street’. ‘The Street’ is the only one of its kind in the UK, using promenade theatre to highlight to young people the consequences of becoming involved in risk-taking behaviour such as alcohol and drug misuse. The Street has worked with 400 young people over the age of 14 plus over the last year.
Since launching in 2011, the STV Appeal has raised over £8.2m with 297 big and small grants distributed to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much-needed support to over 37,000 children.
Wendy McInally, trust manager at Regen:fx Youth Trust, said: “The grant went towards the cost of putting on 56 shows and workshops for young people who then had the opportunity to explore what they see as risk-taking behaviours and how to best avoid it or reduce potential harm to themselves. We work with young people from regeneration areas of South Lanarkshire who benefit from support and guidance delivered by our new and innovative solutions to ease youth disorder and anti-social behaviour.
“A huge thanks to STV Appeal.”
Little heroes Geraldine Angus, from Water Aid, receives the cheque from Eilidh Kennedy (9), and primary five and six classes