Pershore Riverside Centre CIO (no.1156413) helps local young people to increase their personal capabilities, gain confidence, raise expectations and improve their prospects.
“Good youth work helps young people to have fun, while quietly supporting them to face their personal challenges and to be the best they can be.” Liz Tucker, Chair of Trustees
Continuity of support for young people (9-25) has been vital in 2020 as the pandemic exacerbated existing issues and created new ones. In line with NYA guidance, our experienced youth workers kept in contact through a combination of online quizzes and workshops; 1:1 mentoring and remote learning support; then face-face in small-groups (‘bubbles’), Walk & Talk sessions and a very carefully managed series of barbeques. Summer Activity Weeks supported keyworkers’ children and those facing holiday hunger. Please click here to view our Covid-19 response
This year we have helped more than 50 young people to make a positive difference in their lives. Continuing and expanding this work to meet demand requires constant fundraising and promotion, bringing together our youth work expertise, the Centre’s amazing facilities and the wider Community. “As an adult, I realise what a massive impact the youth centre had on me and really don’t know what I would have done without it.” Click here to read more.
A genuine community resource, the Centre is also home to St John Ambulance Cadets, Wychavon Kayak and Canoe Club, and watersports provider Bonkers Activities. The spacious venue with a variety of rooms and onsite parking is ideal for local groups in the daytime. Once restrictions are lifted, our private, riverside field and decking will be ideal for family parties and larger groups at weekend.
As an organisation that supports local people, we community involvement from individuals and companies. If you can help in any way, eg mentoring, volunteering, gifts-in kind, please contact us.
We are proud of our venue and are keen to share it with local groups. For our venue hire rates and a booking enquiry form click here.
Can you help us to raise awareness of the need for our services to expand to meet increased demand, and to secure sufficient funding to ensure it is affordable to those who need it most?