Funding from Suffolk Coastal’s Enabling Communities Budget has helped a local youth charity secure accommodation in Woodbridge for the next five years.
Together, Cllrs Geoff Holdcroft, Patti Mulcahy and Colin Hedgley gave £5,500 from their Enabling Communities Budgets to support Just42’s purchase of a newly refurbished cabin to use as a main base and office.
The charity which provides kids clubs, youth clubs, mentoring and support to children and young people in the Woodbridge area moved into the £6,000 cabin in December 2016.
Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, said on behalf of the cllrs who provided the funding:
“We wanted to join together to support the local charity because their work has a positive impact not only on the young people it supports but also the wider community.
“Just42 is a valuable resource for young people in this area by giving them support and guidance as well as helping them develop into later life. We hope by securing this new office space they can concentrate on on the work they do so well.”
Caroline Rutherford, Just42 Manager said:
“We were struggling to find suitable office space in Woodbridge that we could afford, but we felt it was key to stay in Woodbridge as we’ve built up a network of volunteers and contact with young people here.
“It’s great that by buying this container we’ve secured a base for us to hopefully stay in for a few years. It’s now one less financial headache not having to fundraise for our accommodation and it’s fantastic that we can now focus our fundraising on delivering our work to children and young people.”
Just42 is always looking for support from volunteers if you would like to get involved or find out more about their work, visit their website.