Young people club together to help the community

PUBLISHED: 13:18 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:18 03 April 2013

Barbara Smith the organiser of the 7-9 club at Honiton youth centre with volunteer Dean Patch. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 0024-13-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Barbara Smith the organiser of the 7-9 club at Honiton youth centre with volunteer Dean Patch. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 0024-13-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A team of young people in Honiton help adults with learning difficulties as part of a voluntary project at Honiton Youth Centre.

A team of young people have been making a positive impact on the community by helping adults with learning difficulties.

The group have been taking part in a voluntary project at Honiton Youth Centre running activities for members of the Seven to Nine Club with the support of Devon Youth Services

The project was started after senior support worker Louie Lane contacted the social club, which is run entirely by volunteers and is co-ordinated by Barbara and Ken Smith, to see if a group of young people could get involved with the club.

It has been running for about two months and held its last session last week.

The project has allowed members of the Seven to Nine Club to participate in activities they would not usually do.

Area youth worker Jenny Lindow said: “The project has been of mutual benefit with the young people gaining great planning and leadership skills as well as raising their self awareness and awareness of others and the Seven to Nine Social Club has gained extra enthusiastic volunteers.

“The project plans to continue with some of the current young people mentoring a new group.”

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