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Youth United Event in Hanley – 19 October 2013 14/10/2013



Young people will be able to learn new skills and try out activities from first aid to circus skills at a free event in Hanley Town Centre on Saturday 19th October 2013, between 11am – 3pm.

St John Ambulance, Fire Cadets, Girlguiding, and The Boy’s Brigade – members of the Youth United Network – will be giving young people the chance to find out about what they have to offer at an event in Tontine Square.

The youth groups are offering a range of workshops including hose and water drills, circus skills, a cup stacking competition, basic first aid skills and a number of sporting activities within Streetstadia.

The event is free to attend, and open to all young people aged five to 17.  Those who complete the activities on offer will be awarded a free wristband.  There will also be a number of showcase performances from each organisation throughout the day.

The organisations are working together as Youth United – a network of some of the UK’s most established voluntary youth organisations, whose combined efforts increase access to opportunities for young people in areas with low provision. So far seven new groups for young people have opened in Stoke-on-Trent as a result of their collective efforts, supported by funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Saturday’s event is also supported by the Safer Communities CIC and their Streetstadia, and 6Towns Radio.

Laura Price, Growing Guiding Development Worker and organiser of the event, said it is a great opportunity for young people to learn new skills and find out more about volunteering opportunities in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

‘It will be a fun way to learn important skills like first aid that could save a life, as well as try your hand at other exciting activities. As it is a Saturday, we hope as many young people as possible will come down and see what all the voluntary organisations have to offer.’

Laura added: ‘There will be people on hand from every organisation who can talk the community about volunteering opportunities they may be interested in and how they can get involved.’