Pheonix Drop In launch party hailed a success

A NEW drop-in project for young people held a successful launch party event.

The Phoenix Drop In is a not-for-profit group for young people aged 11-16 and already has more then 30 people attend sessions every Tuesday at the Northbrook Project, Romany Road, Worthing.

The launch party event was held earlier last month (August) on the Northbrook Recreational field and included a 300ft inflatable obstacle course, which was attempted by many visitors as well as councillors Keith Sunderland, Diane Jones, Roy Barraclough, Michael Cloake, James Doyle and Vino Vinojan.

There was also more than 40 stalls at the event, children’s rides and a fire engine and police car. The launch party raised more than £800, which will go towards a trip to Alton Towers for the young people who use the drop-in.

Laura Scott, who set up the group with Matthew Sibthorpe, said: “The day was a huge success and we are already planning next year’s event, which will be even bigger.”

The Phoenix Drop In is open every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm.