Centre for young people in appeal for new volunteers

Users of Wooler Drop In running a week-long charity shop.
Users of Wooler Drop In running a week-long charity shop.

A valuable centre for young people in north Northumberland is appealing for new volunteers to keep it running.

Wooler’s young people are looking for a helping hand to keep their Drop-In centre going strong.

They need some new faces on the centre committee to help with fund-raising, looking after the building and management.

The Drop-In, at 53 High Street, is open three evenings each week and is a popular meeting place for young people aged from 13 to 25 who enjoy using the recreation room, coffee bar and internet links.

Experienced staff and volunteers provide friendly company and can often help young people with some of the problems in their lives.

It has been running for more than ten years and is supported by local fund-raising with a generous grant from the Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund.

Chairman Guy Richardson said: “We urgently need a few volunteers interested in helping us to run this service by giving a few hours of their time every month.

“The management committee meets with staff every six weeks to tackle issues such as fund-raising, forward planning, upkeep of the building and managing the budget.”

A public meeting is taking place at the Drop-In on Tuesday at 7pm. Or contact Guy on guy_richardson@btinternet.com or 01668 282322.