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Refresh Youth Club In Bellfields Boosted By £3,000 Award From High Sheriff

Published on: 1 Apr, 2015
Updated on: 1 Apr, 2015

The newly renamed Refresh Youth Club in Bellfields will be able to plan residential activities in the holidays and replace sports equipment thanks to a £3,000 High Sheriff Youth Award.

The High Sheriff of Surrey, xx, presents her £3,000 award to members of the Refresh Youth Club in Bellfields.

The High Sheriff of Surrey, Elizabeth Kennedy, presents her £3,000 award to members of the Refresh Youth Club in Bellfields.

Presenting a certificate marking the award to the young people on Friday, March 27, was Elizabeth Kennedy, the new High Sheriff of Surrey for 2015-16.

The youth club is run by the Matrix Trust in partnership with St Peter’s Shared Church in Hazel Avenue and Emmaus Road Community Church. The trust is a Christian charity, based in Guildford, which helps resource youth initiatives including club events, small group mentoring on the University of Surrey campus, schools involvement, prayer weeks, detached relational youth work and overseas teams.

Matrix Trust director Dave Slinn said his volunteers ran a number of clubs on the Bellfields estate and the grant would enable the young people attending Refresh to take part in indoor sleepovers, night walks, day trips and other more challenging activities. They would also be able to buy new sports equipment.

Dave said: “We will be able to take young people out of their situation here.

“The club meets here every week, providing support all year round for young people on the estate. It’s great because we now have young youth leaders who have come through the club and are now taking responsibility.”

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