Cherry Tree Community Centre
The Cherry Tree Community Centre is based in Beverley and offers advice to local people on benefits, divorce, housing and child welfare
The Centre identified a problem with anti-social behaviour in the area, particularly involving young people, and wanted to help. With the support of volunteers from the Centre they ran a six weeks pilot to encourage the young people to come to the Centre between 6pm and 8pm on a Friday evening to use their free Wi-Fi and be given free hot drinks.
The pilot proved to be a success and so staff and volunteers at the Centre decided to keep the youth club running on a more permanent basis.
The Tribune Trust has given their support to the Centre and the youth club is now open to young people aged between 11-18 years offering them positive activities to engage in and also the opportunity to carry out voluntary work in the area. Members will be provided with information on drugs/alcohol awareness, online safety and sexual awareness.
The Centre aims to provide young people with a positive outlook on life and improve their social skills and social awareness..
The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Debbie Rosenberg is shown presenting a cheque to Jo Ramsay the Manager of the Centre.