On 11th of December a group of our young people planned, prepared and served Christmas Dinner for 45 senior citizens from around the area. They included residents from Victoria Court, Jubilee Court and a group from Leadgate Carers. The event was held at Consett Methodist Church Hall. The young people came in early in the morning to prepare the food, set tables up and help with cooking.
The event was a huge success, everyone saying how much they had enjoyed their afternoon. A game of Bingo and a sing-a-long was enjoyed with enthusiasm by everyone. It was an intergenerational activity aimed at building bridges, breaking down barriers and prejudices on both sides.
Consett Churches Detatched Youth Project was founded in June 1981 following the closure of the Steel Works, out of concern for the young people and their futures. Our youth workers engage young people on the streets, parks and bus shelters with the aim to improve quality of life, offer new learning opportunities and involve them in diverse activities aimed at steering them away from anti-social behaviour, binge drinking and behaviour putting themselves “at risk”.
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