Summer Fair to be permanent fixture after £500 raised for Youth Club
The Colnbrook Community Association has announced that last weekend’s successful Summer Fair will become a permanent fixture.
The Summer Fair held last Sunday – a first for the Colnbrook Community Association – was very well attended with an estimated foot fall of over 500 residents. Indeed the BBQ and cider stalls were still going after 5.00pm due to demand!
The event was in aid of the Colnbrook Youth Club, a CCA innovation kindly supported by St Thomas’ Church and initially funded by the CCA and the L&Q Foundation. It is hoped that L&Q will continue to fund the Club along with the CCA and other third parties.
Victoria Brenner, Chair of the CCA, said
“The Fair was very successful and will become a permanent fixture on the Colnbrook Calendar.
Our immediate aim is to open a third weekly session of the Youth Club, possibly in the Westfield Hall, as soon as possible. This would be much helped by volunteers coming forward to assist on these evenings.”
Charles Burke, Secretary of the CCA said,
“We are hopeful of developing this project into a full 7 day youth service centred on the twice weekly club sessions and an outreach programme working in conjunction with the Police, Slough Borough Council, and schools attended by Colnbrook’s young people.
This Fair was the first in a number of fundraising events planned by the CCA over the next 12 months and I’m sure we will learn and improve the offering each time.”
The CCA will shortly begin a funding application programme in order to push the project forward and it is hoped that local businesses will contribute to the funds either in cash, equipment or staff time. The motto “Done for Colnbrook by Colnbrook” could well be the working title of that programme.
Edward Amponsah, the professional Youth Leader on the project, said
“This was a very good community event and it was so pleasing to see a wide section of the community come out to support the young people of Colnbrook. Also it was gratifying that the older members of the club assisted on the day and took their responsibilities very sensibly”.
Brian Linton, Church Warden and CCA committee member expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers, the residents who donated to the stalls, and the may who attended.
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