West Hyde Youth Council raises nearly £1,000 for charity

17 April 2018

The YC Hertfordshire West Hyde Youth Council makes a difference to young people with learning disabilities in their community

Members of the YC Hertfordshire West Hyde Youth Council were proud to hand over nearly £1,000 to staff at ‘Action for Children’ on Friday 6 April 2018. The money will go to the Short Breaks Centre in West Hyde which supports young people with learning disabilities and complex health needs.

The impressive donation is the culmination of several months’ fundraising by the young people and is a testament to the hard work they have put in over the last year. Their fundraising events included a Halloween ‘bonanza’, a Christmas fair and an Easter fete, as well as a sponsored bike ride and cake sales.

“I am very proud of the young people”, said Elaine Elmer, Youth Support Worker in Charge at West Hyde Young People’s Centre. “They have worked very hard to raise this money and should be very proud of themselves. They really wanted to do something to make a difference to others – and were very keen to support the Short Breaks Centre as it is such a close neighbour of the West Hyde Young People’s Centre.” 

West Hyde Youth Council

Youth council members handing over the cheque to staff at the Short Breaks Centre

Staff at the Action for Children Short Breaks Centre were delighted to receive the donation, and hope to use the money towards the purchase of a sensory bed for the benefit of the young people with complex needs who visit the centre.

The YC Hertfordshire West Hyde Youth Council is called ‘Helping hands’ and meets on Wednesday evenings at the West Hyde Young People’s Centre. Follow these links for more information and how to get involved:

YC Hertfordshire youth projects at West Hyde Young People’s Centre

Other youth councils in Hertfordshire