Young people making a difference in Winnersh
June 06, 2012
Youngsters have been making a difference in Winnersh.
A group of young people aged 11 to 16 took part in a community event on Saturday, May 26, when they painted picket fences in Harmen Court in Churchill Drive, giving it a new lease of life.
The event was part of Winnersh’s Making A Difference (MAD) initiative, which is aiming to raise the positive profile of young people.
PCSO Vicki Williams said: “The project is excellent for young people who want to do something but not sure how. The project allows them to show the public how they can support their communities given the opportunity.”
Wokingham Borough Council area youth worker Richard Ferguson said: “We ran this project with PCSO Vicki Williams a few years ago and it did wonders for the self esteem of young people and the communities they live in.
“We will be promoting MAD throughout the Wokingham borough and encouraging young people to come to us with ideas for community support and development.
“We would also like companies to help support us.”
Resources and reward funds for the project have been donated by David Cliff estate agents and Wickes in Winnersh.
If any companies want to get involved they should contact Mr Ferguson on (0118) 908 8492.