Big cash boost for trust

Youth group’s joy

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A youth trust with out­reach ser­vices in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang has re­ceived a £ 2,000 grant from the STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal.

Re­gen: fx works with young peo­ple be­tween the ages of 10 to 21 in South La­nark­shire, de­liv­er­ing projects that sup­port young peo­ple into adult­hood and pos­i­tive lifestyles, while con­tribut­ing ef­fec­tively to their com­mu­ni­ties.

They have projects op­er­at­ing in Spring­hall, West­burn, Fern­hill, Burn­hill and Cam­bus­lang Cir­cuit.

The grant will sup­port youth project, The Street, which uses prom­e­nade theatre and is­sue based work­shops to high­light the con­se­quences of risk tak­ing be­hav­iour such as al­co­hol and drug mis­use. This year the project will ad­dress the im­por­tance of con­sent in re­la­tion­ships and dan­gers of so­cial me­dia.

Ni­cole Con­nelly, cast mem­ber of The Street said: “The money we re­ceived from STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal will pro­vide trans­port for our vol­un­teers. This helps us re­move trans­port costs as a bar­rier to young peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing in the project.

“The cast and crew would like to thank STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal for help­ing us con­tinue to raise aware­ness of some of the dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions young peo­ple can find them­selves in and give them a space to dis­cuss how best to avoid them.”

If you’re an in­di­vid­ual or group that would like to get in­volved with the STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal and help raise funds for chil­dren and young peo­ple af­fected by poverty in Scot­land, get in touch with Natalie Wright at natalie.wright@stv.tv.

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