Somerset Time For Youth celebrates new charity status
Burnham-On-Sea group is celebrating gaining official charity status.
Time For Youth offers social and leisure activities for local special
needs young people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area aged 0-18yrs.
has always been a goal for us since we were first formed three years
ago and we are delighted to have finally achieved the official charity
status," Chairwoman Lisa Prout told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
will mean people will take us more seriously and also be confident
when they donate money to us that we are a registered charity."
group celebrated the news with a party at the Balliol Hall in West
Huntspill, where a £500 donation was presented by Steve Scott
of Scotts Furnishings.
and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr Bill Hancock, has also named the group
as his official charity of the year.
Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a fantastic group and
I'm delighted they have got the registered charity status. To have
done it with only five members on their committee is a superb achievement.
I am full of admiration for the work this organisation does."
Time For Youth meets every other Saturday in the Balliol Hall at
West Huntspill when new members and their siblings are welcomed.
An adult needs to be in attendance throughout the session in order
to support the child/young person and to encourage them in the activities
Top - Chairwoman Lisa Prout, Treasurer Jenny Edwards, Vice Chairwoman
Maxine Brookes, Secretary Synthia Giddings and Activities Co-Ordinator
Gill Prout. Above - Members were joined at the party by Burnham
and Highbridge's Mayor Bill Hancock and Mayoress Frances Hancock