Young people from New Lodge Youth Centre have been fundraising for many months as part of international projects they are involved in. The two Projects are part of New Lodge Youth Centre a project of Ashton Community Trust where young people are travelling to South Africa in November 2017 and Romania in February 2018. Whilst in Romania the young people will be working with children with disabilities, in orphanages and local teens around the town of Baraolt where they are staying. The young people going to South Africa will be working in Durban where they will be helping to build much needed houses in a poverty stricken area whilst also refurbishing and building play parks and a local school.

As support for the fundraising efforts of the two groups KinderKids staff and young people teamed up with the youth centre to help raise £900.00 through a sponsored walk which took place in the WaterWorks. The walk was extremely successful and alongside the staff team from Kinderkids the teams from New Lodge Youth Centre put on a fun day as a thank you for the support for the kids who took part in the walk.

The effort made by Kinderkids will go a long way in helping the teams to reach their targets needed to make the trips happen. We would like to say a massive thank you from all at New Lodge Y.C. to the staff and young people who helped raise the money and took part in the walk.

Christine McKeown Head of Childcare Services with Ashton Community Trust also congratulated the children, parents and staff at Kinderkids,

“We would like to thank everyone who supported the sponsored walk and help raise these much needed funds. This is another example of people of all ages pulling together to help each other out. This particular project allows some of our young people to go abroad to help others worse off than themselves. In the process it will help build their skills, knowledge, experience and broaden their horizons. We wish them all the very best”.