Peterlee Youth Centre leaders appeal for new members

Peterlee Youth Centre chairman John Hardy is appealing for new committee members.
Peterlee Youth Centre chairman John Hardy is appealing for new committee members.

A YOUTH centre is appealing for new blood to ensure its future success.

Peterlee Youth Centre leaders are encouraging people to attend its upcoming annual meeting and to join its management committee.

John Hardy, chairman of the management committee, says new faces and ideas are needed to help raise much-needed funds and awareness of their work.

He said new people are needed to join the cause and ensure the centre’s future for years to come.

Mr Hardy is urging people to attend the centre’s annual general meeting later this month and learn more about how they can become involved.

The youth centre, in the town’s Hailsham Place, provides a base for young people aged 13 to 19 to meet, learn music and take courses, five nights a week.

John said: “There is always something going on, whether its people taking their Duke of Edinburgh award or taking part in drum classes.

“What we are looking for is volunteers to join the management committee with new ideas for engaging the youth and raise awareness of what we do.

“We used to have members from the town and county councils, but interest has declined.

“It is very important that we get new blood in as we are going to run into financial difficulties unless we get some ideas for raising funds and awareness.”

People from all walks of life with a desire to help Peterlee’s youngsters are encouraged to think about joining the committee.

The centre also provides a youth club for young people with disabilities.

The centre’s annual general meeting is being held on Wednesday, July 23, at the youth centre and starts at 7pm.