Madeleine Moon

Labour Candidate for Bridgend

MP visits KPC Youth

I met up with Alison Mawby, the Project Manager of KPC Youth to hand over a cheque from another completed parliamentary questionnaire. The funds this time go to KPC Youth Wales' number one award winning youth project in Pyle.

On my last visit to KPC Youth in December last year, Alison Mawby had exciting plans to update the building.  KPC Youth was formed in 1998 in response to a lack of facilities for young people in the Bridgend area. This year they celebrate 15 years of offering support to youngsters.  They help with job searches, motivation, building their esteem and life opportunities and also run accredited courses in a range of subjects.KPCYouth.jpg

KPCY has over 350 young people on their books and open nightly Monday to Friday. They have a wide range of activities including an outdoor skate park, BMX track and multi sports court. Inside there is internet access, pool, arts/crafts and much more. KPCY also work with young people who are not in education, training or employment.

Alison’s grand plan is to replace the existing temporary building with a new 2 storey building.  In the spring a fundraising campaign was started to Buy a Brick to help towards the new development. The target is £250k which would be used to match fund capital from funding bids.

Fundraising is going well and the amount raised so far is well on track but more bricks need to be bought.  If you can help with fundraising or can Buy a Brick at £2 brick please go to their website http://www.kpcyouth.com

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