Importance of community group shines through at open day

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A COMMUNITY group, which helps more than 160 children, opened its doors to potential service partners last Thursday to showcase how important the work it does is.

For more than 20 years, the West Durrington Phoenix Youth Group has been working in the Northbrook ward of Worthing to help support children and families in the area.

Children attending the club are split into three groups; Mini A’s for ages four-seven; Kids with Attitude for ages seven-12 and Chaos for children aged five-16 with special needs. Each group meets once-a-week and gets the opportunity to socialise, play games and learn new skills.

Chair of the youth group, Sue Ward said: “What we have found from running these groups is the number of parents that are now looking to us for support with parenting classes, with children that need food, we’ve had a couple of dads in prison, a couple of homeless families.

“We need to make this a hub because the volunteers we have can’t run the youth project and support every need in this area, and there are many.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, December 5.




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